May 2006

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The Signs of Being a Filipino

Filipinos are always Filipinos. No matter how they try to adapt to their adopted country, the signs of being a true blooded Filipino still persist.

These are signs the you are a Filipino.

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FILIFEST 2006 – A Celebration of Filipino Culture

By: Mel C. Wood
Photos by David Wood

Filipinos in the Wellington region and the South Wairarapa area, gathered together at The Little Theatre in Lower Hutt, to celebrate the 2nd Filipino Festival (Filifest 2006) last April 1, 2006.

Organized by the Wellington International Filipino Society (WIFS) headed by Ms Nilda Campbel, Ms Anita Mansell and Ms May Young, the annual event presented different regions of the Philippine islands, through songs and dances.

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RA 9189 – Overseas Absentee Voting Act

The next election in the Philippines will be in 2007. Overseas Filipinos can once again express their opinions in the governance of the Philippines as granted by Republic Act 9189, the Act known as “The Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003”. This law grant citizens of the Philippines, the right to register and vote unless otherwise disqualified by law, who are abroad on the day of elections.