Filipino citizens residing abroad, mark your calendars:
The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles wishes to inform the public that pursuant to the Minute Resolution of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), the registration/ certification for overseas absentee voters has been moved from 1 December 2008 to 1 February 2009.
All citizens of the Philippines abroad not otherwise disqualified by law, at least eighteen (18) years of age on the day of the election and who wish to vote for President, vice-President, Senators and Party List Representatives for purposes of the 10 May 2010 National Elections must file applications for registration/ certification as overseas absentee voters from 1 February 2009 to 31 August 2009.
The voting period will be from 10 April 2010 until 3:00 p.m. Philippine time 10 May 2010.
For details, please contact the embassy/ consulate nearest your residence or the following websites:
Department of Foreign Affairs (Manila): http://www.dfa.gov.ph/
Commission on Elections (Manila): firstname.lastname@example.org
Filipino residents of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, NEW MEXICO, TEXAS, ARIZONA and SOUTHERN NEVADA may wish to contact the following:
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL
3600 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500Los Angeles, CA 90010
Attn: Vice Consul John Reyes
Tel. No. (213) 637-3003
Fax No.: (213) 639-0990