A Message from the Filipino Channel (TFC)
Our homeland, the Philippines, is on the cusp of change as our nation prepares to elect its new leaders in the 2016 National Elections. A significant part of this electorate are the over 1.3 million registered Filipino overseas voters and their strong family networks in the Philippines, all of whom have the power to make a difference at this point of our history.
We at The Filipino Channel (TFC), together with our Parent Company, ABS-CBN Corporation, in partnership with the Philippine Commission On Elections (COMELEC) and the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) have joined hands to reach out to qualified Filipino voters to generate awareness and provide accurate news and information on the elections, the candidates, the issues and the process. Our goal is to equip our countrymen abroad with knowledge to exercise their duty and right to vote -- and most importantly, to vote wisely.
Part of our campaign is the creation of this website, Halalan 2016, as a one-stop shop for election information. We also wanted to make sure that the issues are not only defined by the candidates, but also pointed out and articulated by Filipino overseas voters. This is why we launched #Vote4aSelfieWorthyPH Campaign, a platform to empower our voters abroad to take and post selfie photos and videos of what they want our next leaders to change in the Philippines. We invite you to actively participate in this campaign and make sure our candidates hear and listen. Most importantly, to make sure that they act and address your issues.
To our overseas Filipino voters: this is very much your elections as those who are in the homeland. We all want to have a better present and future for the Philippines. But it starts with us doing our part.
The overseas election period will be from April 9 to May 9, 2016. Make your voice and choice matter. Make you vote count.
Maraming salamat at mabuhay tayong lahat!
Raffy L. Lopez
ABS-CBN Global Ltd.
Co-Founder, The Filipino Channel (TFC)