MANILA--Immigrants and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will no longer be required to submit an affidavit of their intention to return to the Philippines in three years so they may be registered as overseas voters.
They will also no longer be called "Overseas Absentee Voters" but simply "Overseas Voters."
The 15th Congress made these key amendments to the Overseas Voting Act before adjourning for the campaign period.More >
A joint declaration calling for global cooperation to fight terrorism was issued during the recently held Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders meeting in the Philippines.
“Economic growth, prosperity and opportunity are among the most powerful tools to address the root causes of terrorism and radicalization. We stress the urgent need for increased international cooperation and solidarity in the fight against terrorism,” according to the Leaders declaration.
U.S. President Barack Obama renewed Washington’s “rock solid commitment to the defense of the Philippines,” a long time ally, as he and President Benigno Aquino III vowed to halt further Chinese reclamation in disputed territories in the Southeast Asia region.
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau addressed the issue regarding Canadian wastes dumped in the Philippines during a press conference at PICC at the closing of the recent APEC Leaders meeting.
“I know that this has exposed a problem that needs fixing within our legislation that we’re going to lean into and ensure happens,” Trudeau said, according to a report by Philippine Star.
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