The Overseas Absentee Voting started last April 13 and it will last until May 13, 2019. In Hong Kong, Filipino voters line at the Bayanihan Center at Kennedy Town amidst the pouring rain.
In a series of photos which was posted by Hong Kong News, voters can be seen lining up to cast their votes despite the pouring rain.
It is estimated that 2,500 Filipinos went to Bayanihan Centre on the second day of the Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV), according to Consul General Antonio Morales.
On the first day of the OAV, an estimated 1,000 Filipinos voted for the 2019 election. In total, there are already 3,400 voters, about 4 percent of the total 87,000 registered voters in Hong Kong. The voting precinct is open from Monday to Saturday, even this coming Holy Week until May 13.
Overseas Filipino Workers are encouraged to vote and practice their rights as a Filipino as they are given privilege despite being away from the Philippines.
To maximize every Filipino’s right to pick the government official that they think will suit such government position, Filipinos who cannot personally go to the designated voting precinct can cast their vote through a letter.
Filipinos can go to the Philippine Embassy in the country where they are working. They can also visit consulate offices and other Foreign Service establishment that are authorized by COMELEC.
Ulan ka lang, Pinay kami. Kahit na bumuhos ang ulan, halos 2,500 Pilipino ang pumunta sa Bayanihan Centre sa Kennedy…