ABSENTEE voting for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) around the world has started this Sunday (April 10).
For this reason, the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) under which frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. is running, has called on all registered OFWs to vote at their respective embassies and designated polling areas in countries where they are based.
According to PFP secretary general Thomson Lantion, it is important for OFWs to vote because the future of Filipinos depends on it, not only those based in the Philippines, but also those living and working abroad.
Comelec records show that as many as 1.7 million OFWs are registered voters from 35 different countries.
Lantion also thanked all PFP members around the world for supporting BBM’s candidacy.
“Kayo po ang mangunguna at magbibigay ng hindi lamang direction ngunit kayo ang mangunguna na magbibigay ng tagumpay para sa BBM Sara Uniteam sa inyong pagboto (bukas) sa buong mundo,” said Lantion.
ROBREDO CANNOT HAVE A WATCHER AT ABSENTEE VOTING
Meanwhile, Lantion reminded all PFP supporters that Leni Robredo is not entitled to have a watcher because she is an independent candidate.
“Hindi po sya entitled sa watcher. Hindi po sya entitled sa election return. Hinihimok po natin ang mga PFP watchers na ating itinalaga sa 35 bansa sa buong mundo na i-challenge at palabasin sa presinto ang sinumang nagpapangap na watcher daw po sya Robredo,” said Lantion.
“Lalo napo itong mga miyembro ng 1Sambayan. Hindi po registered political party ito. Hindi gaya ng inyong minamahal na PFP Partido Federal ng Pilipinas ni Chairman Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos, Jr.na talagang rehistradong political party,” added the retired PNP general.