Tambayan Pinoy Swiss (TPS) Channel features overseas voting registration in Switzerland
The Philippine Embassy in Berne and the Philippine Mission/Consulate
General in Geneva have joined forces with the Internet-based Tambayan
Pinoy Swiss (TPS) Channel to promote the ongoing registration for
overseas voters among Filipino citizens living and working in
Switzerland, including holders of dual citizenship.
In a recent interview by the TPS, Philippine Ambassador to Switzerland
and Liechtenstein Leslie J. Baja and Philippine Permanent
Representative to the UN Cecilia B. Rebong informed the Filipino
community in Switzerland of the ongoing registration, including who can
register and how to register.
Photos (L-R): TPS team during the shoot of TPS special episode on overseas voting registration
Baja explained, “Ang overseas voting po ay para sa mga Pilipino na
naninirahan sa abroad, 18 years old and above who are not disqualified
by law. Puede pong magparehistro para sila ay makaboto sa national
elections sa Pilipinas.”
Added Ambassador Rebong, “Para makarehistro, kailangan pong
magpakita ng proof ng Filipino citizenship yung magrerehistro. Passport
ang best document na kailangan pong i-submit, or kung may equivalent na
ibang dokumento na galing sa Pilipinas na magpapatunay na Filipino
citizen po yung nagrerehistro
(L-R): Team Philippines conduct registrationof overseas voters during
the 2014 Philippine Independence Day celebration in Geneva
Filipinos overseas were accorded the right to vote in Philippine
national elections under Republic Act 9189, as amended by Republic Act
10590, otherwise known as the Philippine Overseas Voting Act of 2013.
Under the law, qualified overseas voters can vote for President, Vice
President, Senators and Party-list Representatives.
Filipinos across Switzerland are encouraged to register either at the
Philippine Consulate General in Geneva (for those residing in Geneva
and Vaud) or at the Philippine Embassy in Berne (for the rest of the
Filipinos in Switzerland) so they can vote in the 2016 and subsequent
Philippine national elections. Registration, which started on 6th May
2014, will run up to 31st October 2015.
(L-R): Second generation Swiss Filipinos register for overseas voting
at the Philippine Embassy in Berne; TPS team takes time out to pose
with Ambassador Baja and Ambassador Rebong
For any inquiries, registrants may contact
the Philippine Embassy in Berne at (E) email@example.com or (T) 031 350 1717 or the Philippine
Consulate General in Geneva at (E) firstname.lastname@example.org or (T) 022
For the TPS episode on the Overseas Voting
Registration, visit the Tambayan Pinoy Swiss (TPS) Channel Facebook account at https://www.facebook.com/tambayanpinoyswisschannel.com/info. END.