12/10/2012: PH CONSULATE GENERAL IN SAN FRANCISCO REGISTERS 10,000th OVERSEAS ABSENTEE VOTER; SURPASSES ALL PREVIOUS YEARS’ FIGURES
The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco registered its 10,000th Overseas Absentee Voter for this year’s registration period with Ms. Editha Villar, resident of San Francisco, who hails from Pateros, Manila.
The Consulate General also surpassed its previous accomplishments in terms of the number of Filipino citizens registered in years 2003 (1,292 registrants), 2006 (3,451) and 2009 (2,263).
Consul General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr. thanked Kababayans for heeding the government’s call to be active participants in shaping the country’s future.
Please encourage all your family and friends to register and vote. Registering to vote will give them a say on the next direction our country would be taking,” the Consul General remarked.
Consul General Paynor also thanked its partners in the media, business enterprises and the Filipino community for their support in promoting Overseas Absentee Voting.
“I am very grateful to all our partners who took Overseas Absentee Voting as their cause. Without them, we would not have been able to reach out to as many Kababayans as possible,” Consul General Paynor said.
Filipino citizens or dual citizens, of at least 18 years of age, are encouraged to register as overseas absentee voters so that they may also exercise their constitutionally protected right of suffrage. To register, visit the Consulate General at its main office or at its outreach locations, and bring a copy of the latest Philippine Passport for Filipino citizens, or Oath of Allegiance or Identification Certificate for dual citizens.
Deadline of registration is on October 31, 2012. Registrants in the previous registration periods may check if they are still in the voters list via http://www.comelec.gov.ph/oav/?r=tpl/find_registration_-_individual_search (Go to the COMELEC home page, click “OAV” link, then click “OAV Post Finder” at the left side of the page). For those who changed residence, they need to file a Transfer of Registration at the Consulate General so that ballots can be delivered to the correct address.For queries on OAV and other consular matters, please call the Consulate General at 415-4336666, email at email@example.com, or visit www.philippinessanfrancisco.org or www.facebook.com/PCGSF.