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27/04/2010: SBRCG Examines and Evaluates Electoral Mails; Ambassador Gaa Reiterates Call for Participation in 2010 Philippine National Elections

SBRCG Examines and Evaluates Electoral Mails; Ambassador Gaa Reiterates Call for Participation in 2010 Philippine National Elections


27 APRIL 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Special Ballot Reception and Custody Group (SBRCG) of the Philippine Embassy examine and evaluate the electoral mails received from Filipino overseas absentee voters in its jurisdiction who have casted their votes in participation of this year’s Philippine national elections for President, Vice President, Senators and Partylists.  Led by Finance Officer and SBRCG Head Lyrie Fulgencio (right), the team consisting of Consular Assistant Joey Macatula (left) and Attaché Maria Lyra Ocampo (middle), convenes at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy, Mondays to Fridays from 3:00 p.m. onwards and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to ensure that ballots are properly filled out in accordance with the rules and regulations set by the Commission on Election.  Philippine Ambassador to the United States Willy C. Gaa reminded overseas absentee voters who have not received their ballots to continuously check with the Embassy or thru its website (www.philippineembassy-usa.org) if their names are included in the list of forwarded mails to the Embassy due to postal issues and to claim it on or before 7 May 2010.  “The success of this election rests in our people’s initiative to partake in the democratic process that will determine the future of the Philippines.  Participating in the election not only demonstrates equality, but more importantly exhibits the Filipino unity that is alive wherever they may be,” Ambassador Gaa added.  Registered overseas absentee voters in the United States partake in postal voting, which commenced on 10 April 2010 and end on 10 May 2010, 6:00 a.m. EDT (6:00 p.m. in the Philippines). END.


27 APRIL 2010, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consular Assistant and member of the Special Ballot Reception and Custody Group of the Philippine Embassy Joey Macatula receives from a United States Postal Service mail carrier the electoral mails of registered overseas absentee voters from its jurisdiction.  Registered overseas absentee voters in the United States cast their votes through postal voting, which commenced on 10 April 2010 and will end on 10 May 2010, 6:00 a.m. EDT (6:00 p.m. in the Philippines). END.