Many senatorial candidates have expressed a desire to run for the upcoming 2028 senatorial election. It is the perfect time where we often hear aspiring platforms and promises from the soon-to-be government officials. Overseas Filipino Workers, on the other hand, still hold their right to suffrage despite working abroad.
Please, Choose The Best
In the recent state visit of the incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte in Israel, he urges the OFWs to choose the best leader they believe is deserving of the seat. Together with Duterte, Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, and Presidential Adviser Francis Tolentino are accompanied by other potential senatorial candidates from PDP-Laban.
The call happened in a hotel in Israel, where he held his meet and greet with the Filipino community. He then called on everyone to have mercy with the nation and choose the best leader.
Duterte vouch for the senatorial candidates who will run under the ruling party in the current administration, however, he insisted that there are other candidates who will run and people know who really has the heart to work and serve the nation. And people already know who are working for their own advantage.
Duterte delivers his talk in front of 1,400 Filipinos in Israel.
Clean And Honest Election
The president commits to his audience that the upcoming election will be peaceful, clean, and honest. There will be strict measures in the event apart from the typical ground rules implemented in every election day. There will be additional checkpoints, limitation of firearms, and the vast number of security guards.
The opposition, the Liberal party recently released their senatorial line-up, a powerhouse opposition against Duterte, known for being tough and vocal about their opinions not just about the President’s actions but to the present government as well.
Overseas Absentee Vote
OAV application for the registration procedure
- Personally appear at any Foreign Service Post (FSP) of the Republic of the Philippines or at any designated Registration Centre outside the FSP or in the Philippines. For an updated list of registration centres in the Philippines, please check COMELEC (www.comelec.gov.ph) and DFA-OVS (www.dfa-oavs.gov.ph) website.
- Accomplish OVF No. 1;
- Submit/Furnish supporting documents;
- Submit to a biometrics capture
Documents that you need to present for registration
- An accomplished OVF No. 1 as prescribed by the COMELEC;
- A valid Philippine Passport. In the absence of a passport, a Certification from the Department of Foreign Affairs certifying either of the following:
- that you have submitted documents that will warrant the issuance of a passport;
- that the applicant is a valid passport holder but is unable to produce it for a valid reason.
- If you are a Seafarer, a photocopy of your Seaman’s Book or any other document that will prove that you are a seafarer should also be submitted in addition to “a” and “b” above; and,
- If you have availed of RA 9225, you should also provide a certified true copy of the signed Oath of Allegiance or Order of Approval submitted to the Embassy/Consulate in addition to “a” and “b” above.
- The COMELEC may require additional data to establish your identity.