10 April 2022 – The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait 0n 10 April 2022 started the first day of voting for the 2022 National Elections Overseas. The 30-day overseas voting period that ends on 09 May 2022 will allow registered Filipinos in Kuwait to cast their votes for President, Vice President, twelve (12) Senators and one (1) Party-list representative.

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Hundreds of Filipinos in Kuwait line up at the Philippine Embassy to exercise their right to vote.  (Kuwait PE Photo)

Hundreds of Filipinos in Kuwait trooped to the Philippine Embassy on Sunday morning, 10 April 2022 to exercise their right to vote. Ambassador Mohd. Noordin Pendosina N. Lomondot welcomed the enthusiastic crowd at the Embassy premises and praised their sense of patriotism. He further appealed and encouraged them to inform their friends, family, and loved ones of the ongoing electoral exercise.

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Ambassador Mohd. Noordin Pendosina N. Lomondot  welcomed the enthusiastic crowd at the Embassy during the first day of overseas voting.  (Kuwait PE Photo)

“We surpassed the hundred thousand mark in registering Filipino in Kuwait. However, after COMELEC has purged and cleansed the list of overseas voters by removing registrants with double registration, dead voters and voters who have not participated in the past two elections, Kuwait has now a total of  around eighty two thousand twenty-two (82,022) overseas voters. Let’s all choose our next leader that will lead our country. Mabuhay po kayo”.

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Leadership by Example -  Ambassador Mohd. Noordin Pendosina N. Lomondot is the first overseas voter in Kuwait (Kuwait PE Photo)

The Embassy continues to carry DFA-OVS and COMELEC’s battle cry and slogan throughout this election period: “Let’s continue to strengthen our democracy. It’s our right and duty. LET US VOTE!’ (Patuloy natin patatagin ang ating demokrasya. Atin itong karapatan at tungkulin. HALINA’T BUMOTO!) and COMELEC’s election slogan: Vote S.A.F.E. Pilipinas 2022 National and Local Elections all over cyberspace via various social networking sites. S.A.F.E. stands for Secure Accurate Free And Fair Elections. Bloggers/vloggers are also being encouraged to support the Embassy’s OV campaign.

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Filipinos in Kuwait wants to further strengthen Philippine democracy even if they are miles away from their Motherland.  (Kuwait PE Photo)

“Our challenge now is increasing the voter turnout for this election cycle. We have intensified our overseas voting omni-media campaign by using all possible platforms and avenues to disseminate information to our Kababayans in order to at least have 40 to 50 percent voter-turnout, or around 32,000 to 40,000 voters. Maraming salamat po sa inyo, Pinoy Arabia ME, JASS TV Kuwait, GMA Network, ABS-CBN’s TFC, pati na rin ang The Times Kuwait, The Arab Times, at OFW si Bes na katuwang namin sa pagpapalaganap ng overseas voting awareness sa ating mga Kababayans.” Ambassador Lomondot added.

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Filipinos in Kuwait waiting for their turn to exercise their right of duffrage  (Kuwait PE Photo)

The overseas voting election period starts on 10 April 2022 at 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (State of Kuwait time) and will end on 09 May 2022 at 7:00 PM (Philippine standard time). Please check your name at the Certified List of Overseas Voters that is posted at the COMELEC’s website in order to vote.