WITH the onset of the overseas absentee voting, reelectionist Senator Cynthia Villar urged all overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and Filipinos already living abroad to exercise their right to vote.
This was after the OAV officially started in 85 Philippine posts in countries around the world last Saturday.
“I urge our kababayan overseas to make sure their voices are heard and elect the persons that will continue to work for the protection and well-being of overseas Filipinos and their families,” Villar said.
Villar added that given the significant contribution of overseas Filipino workers to the country’s economy, it is only right that they are given this chance to take part in the election of our leaders and policy makers even if they are away.
The Nacionalista Party senator also lauded the report indicating the rising number of overseas Filipinos participating in OAV.
“We are very glad that more and more OFWs are taking an active role. Patunay lamang ito ng kanilang malasakit para sa kinabukasan ng ating bayan,” Villar said.