First to Vote – OAV Riyadh Update


OFWC Pres. Alex Bello (First day of Voting Period)

OFWC Pres. Alex Bello (First day of Voting Period)

4/14/07,Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – OFW Congress-Riyadh President Mr. Alex Veloso Bello is urging Filipino community leaders in Saudi Arabia to set an example to their members by casting their votes early this week.

A call received from Mr. Alex Bello who is now at Philippine Embassy, one of the first Absentee Voters who sacrificed the first hours of his work and instead give time to go to Embassy to exercise his right of suffrage.

Filcom Leader Mr.Romeo Sinamban and wife

Filcom Leader Mr.Romeo Sinamban and wife

 Early absentee voters who cast their votes includes Mr. Romeo Sinamban, head of Capampangan Riyadh Workers Association (CARIWA) and his wife.

Alex Veloso Bello asked community leaders to provide necessary information to our Embassy and Consulate the fax numbers of their members whose companies employing considerable numbers of OFW absentee voters for our Philippine Mission in KSA to do the following:

1)     Informing the companies of the conduct of the 2007 elections,

2)     Request to allow Filipino employees to cast their votes;

3)     Provide appropriate transportation to the voting venue; and

4)     To schedule their employees during the weekdays in order to avoid the long lines during Thursday and Fridays.

H.E. Ambassador Tony Villamor inspecting CLOAV

H.E. Ambassador Tony Villamor inspecting CLOAV

“Lets do our share to encourage our members to “Go Out and Vote” and participate in the election process”, Alex Bello added.

(L-R) Romy Sinamban, Vice Consul Gerardo Abiog, Attache Delsa Deriada & Alex Bello

(L-R) Romy Sinamban, Vice Consul Gerardo Abiog, Attache Delsa Deriada & Alex Bello

OFW Congress-Ruh is spearheading a campaign “ANG BOTO MO MAHALAGA! BANTAYAN MO!”

OFWC Executive Council and participating member organizations will conduct the campaign starting today 14 April 2007 to May 14, 2007 up to the counting and canvassing of votes in Riyadh. ### BongA

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