Press Release No. NNP-51/2006
09 October 2006
PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS ABSENTEE VOTING
REGISTRATION EXTENDED ANEW TO 31 OCTOBER
Philippine Embassy announced today the extension of the Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) Registration period until 31 October 2006 by virtue of Commission on Elections Resolution Nos. 7694 and 7707.
The registration schedule at the Embassy during the Holy Month of Ramadhan is from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. daily from Saturday to Wednesday. However, the Embassy will be closed from 16-27 October 2006 in observance of the Eid El Fitr holidays.
Although the Embassy will be closed for public transactions during the holidays, the Embassy OAV team will be conducting mobile registration on 20 October 2006, Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Al Rashed Abetong Company Ltd., Second Industrial City of Riyadh. The activity is organized by Mr. Mike Mones of the Al Rashed Abetong Co. in coordination with Mr. Manuel Amora of the Kalipunang Kaakabay ng Manggagawang Pilipino sa Saudi Arabia (KAKAMPI-KSA) and Mr. Mario Ben of the Kapatiran sa Gitnang Silangan (KGS).
In earlier field services, the Embassy mobile OAV team together with the Embassy-on-Wheels consular outreach program traveled to the Eastern Region and conducted field registration on 21 September 2006 at the Al Bustan Hotel in Al Khobar.
On 22 September, the OAV team traveled to Al-Khafji (approximately 345 kms. north of Al Khobar and about 100 kms. to the border of Kuwait) and conducted registration a the Al Sahil Hotel together with the outreach programme for overseas Filipino workers. The registration was organized by the Saudi Arabian Hiligaynon Inc. (SAHI) led by Mr. Florante Catanus and in cooperation with the AFSCOM Eastern Region led by Mr. Roilo Alojado and the Al-Khafji Filipino Association led by Mr. Fernando Crisosto.
The two-day activity processed 149 applications for registration of Overseas Absentee Voters.
Requests to conduct mobile registration and other inquiries regarding Absentee Voter’s Registration may be directed to Attache Delza Deriada at telephone number (01) 4880835 extension 2002 or at direct line (01)4823559.
A consular team from the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh is scheduled to visit the Eastern Province on 02-03 November 2006.
Filipino residents and workers in the province are advised to proceed to the Al-Bustan Hotel, Al-Khobar on 02-03 November 2006 and in Romansiah Hall, Ras Tanura on 03 November 2006 for any consular services they may require. The following services are available: 1)Passport renewal 2)Authentication of documents 3) Notarials 4)Report of Birth 5)Report of Marriage 6)Requirements for RA 9048 correction of clerical error in the birth certificate 7)Requirements for RA 9225 (re-acquisition/retention of Philippine citizenship).
The team will receive and process/service applications according to the following schedule: AL KHOBAR, Thursday, 02 November 2006, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 nn and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Also, Friday, 03 November 2006, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 nn.
In RAS TANURA, Friday, 03 November 2006. 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.