According to the DFA-Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS), there will be over one million active registered overseas absentee voters (ARVs) for the Overseas Absentee Voting in the May 2016 elections.
DFA-OVS chair Undersecretary Rafael Seguis said that “this is the first time in the history of Philippine overseas voting that we will have over one million active overseas registered voters for an election. Their desire to actively participate in our political process could be a sign that our democracy has reached a new level of maturity.”
As a mature voter, this is our turning point to make a difference in who wins in the coming election. This is the time that we will show our unity and to prove that our sector has the strength to change the electoral outcome of Philippine politics. We, therefore, urge our fellow registered absentee voters to exercise our right of suffrage this coming April 9, 2016 to May 9, 2016 and have our opportunity to be heard in the ballot.
As we belong to a democratic country, we have our freedom of choice and could not be dictated by anyone. We should look at candidates based on our faith, and supporting the candidates whose values we feel best align with our own.
In today’s Philippine politics, we should not look for a party system, and be identified either of those parties. It’s very important to find out what the candidates stand for the welfare of our sector.
Deuteronomy 1:13 says “Choose some well-respected men from each of your tribe who are known for their wisdom and understanding, and I will appoint them as your leaders.”
From: Ofwempowerment Blog