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22/10/2012: PH CONSULATE GENERAL IN SF PARTNERS WITH BPI EXPRESS REMITTANCE CORP. TO PROMOTE OVERSEAS ABSENTEE VOTING REGISTRATION

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October 22, 2012

PH CONSULATE GENERAL IN SF PARTNERS WITH BPI EXPRESS REMITTANCE CORP. TO PROMOTE OVERSEAS ABSENTEE VOTING REGISTRATION

Register for the upcoming PH elections at BPI Express Remittance Office - Milpitas on October 28 or at BPI Express Remittance Office in South San Francisco on October 30 and get $2 off remittance fees!!!!

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco recently partnered with BPI Express Remittance Corp. to promote Overseas Absentee Voter registration.  On October 28, Sunday, registration will be held at the BPI Express Remittance Corp. office at 1535 Landess Avenue, Milpitas, CA 95035 (Unit 120) inside Season’s Marketplace and on October 30, Tuesday at the BPI Express Remittance Corp. office at 2233 Gellert Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080.  As part of BPI’s gratitude to Kababayans who exercised their civic duties, every successful registrant on those dates will get $2 off their remittance fees.

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, bring a copy of the latest Philippine Passport for Filipino citizens, or Oath of Allegiance or Identification Certificate for dual citizens.

Consul General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr. thanked BPI Express Remittance Corp. for this joint activity.  “It is important that we remind Kababayans at every opportunity to take part in shaping the future of our country.   Registering for OAV will give them the capability to exercise their right to vote and help chart the political future of the Philippines,” Consul General Paynor remarked.

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 info@philippinessanfrancisco.org, or visit www.philippinessanfrancisco.org or www.facebook.com/PCGSF.