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OAVS (Election) to start on April 13, 2013

The Philippine Embassy is pleased to announce to the Filipino community in Abu Dhabi and the Western regions of the United Arab Emirates the overseas absentee voting for the 2013 Philippine midterm elections will start on April 13, 2013 (Saturday) and wll end on May 13, 2013(Monday). The polling will open at 8:00 in the morning on April 13 and will close at 5:00 in the afternoon.

The Philippine Embassy is strongly encouraging all thee 21,645 registered voters based in Abu Dhabi to exercise their  rigts o vote andd to ccast their ballots for their chosen senators and party-lists. The voting will be open for eight (8) hours every day, including weekends, at the Embassy.

The Embassy also plans to undertake outreach and mobile overseas voting services. Details of these services will be released to the community in due course.

Advisory for Filipino nationals seeking employment in Iran

Filipino nationals seeking employment or who are otherwise offered employment in Iran should ensure that they have appropriate EMPLOYMENT VISA stamped on their passport BEFORE they travel to Iran.  Foreign nationals found by Iranian authorities to be working without the appropriate visa face imprisonment and a heavy fine.

Advisory on text and email scams

It is noted that there is a proliferation of text and email scams.  It is advised that text or email offers of money, prizes, gain, or profit received from persons who are not personally known to you should be carefully considered before you respond.

Do not provide your bank account  and credit card information, PINs, and passwords, including important personal information, by text or email to persons or entities who are not personally known to you.


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