(10 April 2022, Singapore) The 30-day overseas voting for the 2022 Philippine National Elections in Singapore opened today with Philippine Ambassador to Singapore H.E. Joseph del Mar Yap, leading the personnel of the Philippine Embassy and its attached agencies in a simple flag-raising ceremony to start the month-long electoral exercise.
In his remarks, Ambassador Yap commended the men and women of the Embassy for their hard work and dedication to ensure the orderly, peaceful and safe conduct of the national elections in Singapore, which will run from 10 April 2022 to 9 May 2022. He also stated that in the past two elections, Singapore was one of the top countries with highest overseas voter turnout, not only in the Asia Pacific region, but in the world. The Ambassador thus expressed hope that Filipino voters in Singapore would be able to sustain this voting track record for the 2022 election.
Members of the Embassy’s various electoral boards, composed of Embassy personnel and representatives, who are duly deputized and trained by Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to conduct personal voting using the automated election system, facilitated the successful voter turnout of a record of 2,370 voters during the first voting day.
In a bid to encourage more Filipino voters in Singapore to exercise their right of suffrage and to lead by example, Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General Adrian Bernie C. Candolada cast his ballot, the first among the 83,229 Filipino registered voters in Singapore.
The Philippine Embassy continues to strongly encourage all registered voters in Singapore to exercise their right to vote during the 30–day voting period. Further information on the Philippine overseas voting is available in the Embassy’s official website https://www.philippine-embassy.org.sg/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PHinSingapore.