Last day of Voters Registration in HK cut-off

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Overseas Filipino Workers in Hong Kong waits patiently for the them to be able to register as voters for the 2022 National Elections during the last day of extended registration on Oct. 14.

Only 500 Overseas Filipino Workers were allowed to register during the last day of the voter registration on Thursday, for the 2022 national election.

The line which ends till the Citic building and the MTR station, about a few hundred meters long at Admiralty, was cut-off after it caught the attention of the police in Hong Kong.

Filipinos, mostly OFWs, were dispersed around 11:00 a.m. said Consul Bob Quintin of the Philippine Consulate in HK.

Some OFWs are still waiting to get a chance to be registered and tried to stay at the bridge near the United Centre building.

“Nanghihinayang ako kasi ‘yung gusto kong iboto kapag hindi ako nakapag rehistro, nakapang hihinayang talaga.” Ludilyn Viernes, one of the OFWs who was in line that was cut off and was dispersed said.

Unlike the voter registration extension in the Philippines which is until Oct. 30., overseas Filipino voters were only given until today to register.

In the earlier announcement made by the consulate the registration today was supposedly open until 3:00 p.m.

OFW groups and other Filipino Workers called on the Philippine government to extend the registration until the end of the month.