April 12, 2010
Overseas Voting Starts Abroad, Campaign Heats Up in the US
Los Angeles— Overseas voting started on countries where Filipinos are from April 10 to May 10, 2010.
In the United States, more than 61,000 voters will vote by mail. Postal voting is the mode of voting for OVA’s. They can either mail or personally deliver their accomplished ballot to any RP consulate in their states.
Overall, there are only 143, 659 overseas voters for 2010 elections. This is higher than the 2007 elections registered voters of 142, 667. There is only 61,000 voters in the United States, with Los Angeles having 11, 975 voters.
Battle Of Surveys and Mudslinging continues
As the Battle of surveys continues in the Philippines, all the camps of the current presidential candidates redoubled their efforts as the less than amonth-30 days count down to the elections comes winding.
Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas is still leading the surveys and seems to pull away as the Villar connection to President Arroyo became more evident with the latest defections from LAKAS-KAMPI. Aquino has a 12% lead over Villar.
In San Francisco and Los Angeles, the Tropang Villar – Villar supporters revs up their activities with fundraisers and other activities. In Los Angeles, they are not bothered with the surveys and says, the real survey will be on the election day.
Bantay Pilipinas Debate, April 21 in LA
Meanwhile, a non-partisan group election watch dog BANTAY PILIPINAS will be holding a presidential candidates from on April 21 at 7;00 PM in Los Angeles.
The election debate among spokespersons of presidential candidates will be held at Kapistahan Grill, 1925 W. Temple St. Los Angeles in the heart of Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles.
The groups that signified to come are The Aquino-Roxas groups, the Villar Camp, the Teodoro Group and Bangon Pilipinas of Eddie Villanueva. Invitations were also sent for the Estrada and Gordon Camps and are still have not respond to Bantay Pilipinas invitations.