Public Advisory: Approved Applications for Media Entities and Election Observers

Public Advisory 059-20225 May 2022 APPROVED APPLICATIONS FOR MEDIA ENTITIES AND ELECTION OBSERVERS Pursuant to Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Resolution No. 10776 dated 06 April 2022, the Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs the public that it has approved the application of the following:Media Entities: AGUILAR, ELEANOR (EAGLE BROADCASTING CORP./NET 25)SORIANO, JOANNE (EAGLE BROADCASTING CORP./NET 25)VALDEZ, CARLO (EAGLE BROADCASTING CORP./NET 25)Election Observers: AUSTRIA, LAURA (NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF FILIPINO CONCERNS)CRUZ, ANGIE (US FILIPINOS FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE)GABARRA, VIRGILIO (US FILIPINOS FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE)GONZALES, MAYU (US FILIPINOS FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE)OBACH, PETE (US FILIPINOS FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE)Pursuant to Section 13 of the above resolution, any opposition to the above approved applications must be sent in writing to the Consulate within five days from the publication of this notice.

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Public Advisory: Overseas Voters Urged to Personally Drop Off Their Ballots at PCG New York

Public Advisory 058-20224 May 2022 OVERSEAS VOTERS URGED TO PERSONALLYDROP OFF THEIR BALLOTS AT PCG NEW YORK The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York strongly advises registered overseas voters who have just received their election packets to drop off their accomplished ballot envelopes personally at the Consulate to ensure that these will be included in the counting on Monday, 9 May 2022.The United States Postal Service (USPS) does not deliver on weekends and any ballot envelopes mailed and received by them may be held over and delivered only on Monday morning, which would be beyond the 7 a.m. deadline for the Consulate to receive ballots for inclusion in the counting.The Philippine Center will be open 24/7 for the purpose of receiving ballot envelopes for drop off. All ballot envelopes received after 7 a.m. on Monday, 9 May 2022, will no longer be counted.

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Public Advisory: Requirements for Onsite Voting

Public Advisory 057-20224 May 2022 REQUIREMENTS FOR ONSITE VOTING Per Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Letter No. OFOV-2022-0942 dated 29 April 2022, overseas voters registered with the Consulate General of the Philippines in New York who have not received the election packets containing their ballots may come to the Consulate on Saturday, 07 May 2022, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to cast their votes.Before proceeding to the Consulate, said registered voters must first check if their names are indicated in the COMELEC’s Certified List of Voters (CLOV), which can be accessed here link: https://newyorkpcg.org/pcgny/consular-services/overseas-voting/.Those whose names are indicated in said list should bring with them the following:1. Duly accomplished affidavit/undertaking: https://newyorkpcg.org/pcgny/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/OV_Affidavit-of-Undertaking.pdf;2. Duly accomplished OVF-1: https://newyorkpcg.org/pcgny/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Overseas-Voting-Form-1.pdf;3. Copy of Philippine passport or Philippine citizenship re-acquisition documents; and4. Copy of proof of change address or current address (e.g., utility bill or driver’s license)Said voters must accomplish the ballot on the Consulate’s premises and drop the ballot in the designated drop box on the above-stated date and time.Kababayan who have registered but whose names are not in the CLOV are requested to email the COMELEC directly at ov.concerns@comelec.gov.ph.Kababayan who may not be able to come to the Consulate to vote on Saturday are requested…

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Public Advisory: Ballot Feeding Schedule for the Final Weekend

Public Advisory 056-20224 May 2022 BALLOT FEEDING SCHEDULE FOR THE FINAL WEEKEND The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs all approved accredited watchers, media entities, election observers, and the general public that to ensure the timely counting of all received ballots, the Consulate will be conducting an additional ballot feeding day on Saturday, 07 May starting at 9 a.m. at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center. This is in addition to the daily ballot feeding days from 02 to 06 May 2022. The ballot feeding will also be streamed live on the Consulate's Facebook page.On Election Day, Monday, 09 May 2022, the final ballot feeding will begin at 7 a.m. until all remaining valid ballots are fed and counted.All accredited watchers, media entities, and election observers who plan to observe the ballot feeding in person are reminded to comply with Commission on Elections (COMELEC) regulations on presenting their papers to the Special Board of Election Inspectors (SBEI), wearing their IDs while inside the Philippine Center, and adhering to the Consulate's prevailing health protocols.

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Public Advisory: Ballot Feeding Resumes in Full Blast

Public Advisory 055-20223 May 2022 BALLOT FEEDING RESUMES IN FULL BLAST The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs the public that ballot feeding operations has resumed in full blast following the successful troubleshooting of two of three Vote Counting Machines (VCMs) that had earlier been rendered inoperable due to technical issues.With technical support guidance from the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), the Consulate was able to fix the malfunctions and ran full diagnostics on the two VCMs. As a result, the second Special Board of Election Inspectors (SBEI) was able to resume the feeding of ballots from kababayan in the United States northeast.In line with its commitment to ensure that the votes of kababayan are counted, the Consulate had been finding ways to address the technical issues involving the VCMs. It had, in fact dispatched a member of the consular staff to Washington D.C. this morning to borrow a spare unit to allow full ballot feeding operations to resume.

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Public Advisory: Approved Applications for Election Observers

Public Advisory 054-20222 May 2022 APPROVED APPLICATIONS FOR ELECTION OBSERVERS Pursuant to Commision on Elections (COMELEC) Resolution No. 10776 dated 6 April 2022, the Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs the public that it has approved the application as Election Observers of the following: Malaya Movement:JULMAN TOLENTINOCAROLINA DE LEONJANE ORENDAINJULIE JAMORAUS Filipinos for Good Governance: ANITA JONGCOPursuant to Section 13 of the above resolution, any opposition to the above approved applications must be sent in writing to the Consulate within five days from the publication of this notice.

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Public Advisory: Third Vote Counting Machine Failure

Public Advisory 053-20222 May 2022 THIRD VOTE COUNTING MACHINE FAILURE The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York would like to inform the public that one of the Vote Counting Machines (VCM) that was being used in today's ballot feeding had malfunctioned.Unfortunately, despite the online troubleshooting by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and Consulate personnel, the technical issue involving said VCM could not be resolved.The latest malfunction brings to three the number of VCMs assigned to the Consulate that could no longer be used. Just the same, the Consulate will continue ballot feeding using its last remaining functioning VCM.The COMELEC has been informed of this development and has been requested to replace the defective units as soon as possible so that ballot feeding can proceed more efficiently.

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Public Advisory: Covid-19 Alert Level in NYC Raised to Medium

Public Advisory 052-20222 May 2022 COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL IN NYC RAISED TO MEDIUM The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York would like to inform kababayan that the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has raised the COVID-19 alert level to medium. This means that COVID-19 cases are increasing in the city.Kababayan are advised to exercise more stringent COVID-19 safety protocols, such as wearing a face mask in public indoor settings and getting vaccinated and boosted.Maraming salamat po.

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Public Advisory: Increase in Ballot Feeding Days

Public Advisory 051-20222 May 2022 INCREASE IN BALLOT FEEDING DAYS The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs all approved accredited watchers, media entities, election observers, and the general public that to ensure the timely counting of all ballots, the Consulate will be conducting daily ballot feeding beginning Monday, 02 May 2022 until Friday, 06 May 2022, starting at 9 a.m. at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center. The ballot feeding will also be streamed live on the Consulate's Facebook page.All accredited watchers, media entities, and election observers who plan to observe the ballot feeding in person are reminded to comply with Commission on Elections (COMELEC) regulations on presenting their papers to the Special Board of Election Inspectors (SBEI), wearing their IDs while inside the Philippine Center, and adhering to the Consulate’s prevailing health protocols.

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Public Advisory: Onsite Voting Option for Kababayan Who Have Not Received Their Ballots

Public Advisory 050-20222 May 2022 ONSITE VOTING OPTION FOR KABABAYAN WHO HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIR BALLOTS Per Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Letter No. OFOV-2022-0942 dated 29 April 2022, overseas voters registered with the Consulate General of the Philippines in New York who have been sent postal voting packets but have not received their ballots may personally visit the Consulate on Saturday, 07 May 2022, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to cast their votes.Said registered voters must provide the following: 1. Duly accomplished notarized affidavit/undertaking;2. Duly accomplished OVF-1;3. Copy of Philippine passport or Philippine citizenship re-acquisition documents; and4. Copy of proof of change address or current address (e.g., utility bill, driver’s license)These voters must accomplish the ballot on the Consulate’s premises and drop the ballot in the designated drop box on the above-stated date and time.

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