(5 May 2022, Singapore) Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Civilian Security and Consular Affairs (UCSCA) Brigido J. Dulay visited the Philippine Embassy in Singapore today to observe the conduct of Philippine overseas voting in the country, which has the second largest number of registered Filipino overseas in the Asia-Pacific Region.
The monthlong overseas voting, which started on 10 April 2022, will end on 9 May 2022.
Embassy officers, led by Charge d’affaires, a.i., Emmanuel R. Fernandez, provided Undersecretary Dulay with an overview of overseas voting at Post, the performance of the Embassy in the last 25 days and its efforts to ensure a safe, orderly and efficient 30-day election process for the more than 84,000 registered voters in Singapore. This includes the development of the Embassy’s own online pre-verification system, a proactive election information campaign drive, and coordination with relevant Singapore government authorities.
CDA Fernandez conveyed to Undersecretary Dulay the view of Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph del Mar Yap that the Embassy has performed very well in terms of voter turnout, effective crowd management strategies, strict implementation of health and safety protocols imposed by the Singapore Government, and more importantly, the overall positive feedback from the voters on the conduct of voting.
CDA Fernandez also gave Usec Dulay a tour of the Embassy’s premises, particularly the voting area, where the Undersecretary was able to observe up close the conduct of voting and to meet with personnel of Post serving in the electoral boards. Usec Dulay was also able to interview several voters who shared with him their voting experience for this year’s election. (END)