PH Embassy in Warsaw Registers First Applicant in Poland Upon Resumption of Overseas Voting Registration

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WARSAW 23 September 2020 — Upon the resumption of the Overseas Voter Registration at the Philippine Embassy in Warsaw on 18 September 2020, Ms. Ritchel Lou V. Roslinda, a 21-year old student in Warsaw, filed her application with the assistance of Mr. Roberto R. Reyes, VRM-1 Operator.

Ms. Roslinda is the first registrant after the Embassy announced last 01 September 2020 the resumption of the Overseas Voters (OV) Registration in accordance with COMELEC Resolution No. 10677.

In light of the on-going pandemic in Poland, applications for OV registration at the Embassy are currently scheduled through an appointment system to ensure the strict observance of health and safety protocols.

Additional related measures taken by the Embassy was the installation of physical barriers in the form of glass panels or guards at the Consular Section and compulsory wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) like surgical grade face masks by both applicants and Embassy personnel while in the building premises.

The Philippine Embassy in Warsaw continues to encourage all Filipinos in Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine to avail themselves of the opportunity to register for the May 2020 presidential elections. END

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