OAV: 2004 & Beyond. Presented by: Center for Migrant Advocacy Philippines (CMA-Phils) to the 2 nd National Electoral Reform Summit 02 September 2004 Sulo Hotel, Quezon City. RA9189 OAV Law. 1987 RP Constitution Sec. 5 Art. 2 8 th -12 th Congress Signed into law on Feb. 13, 2003
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Presented by: Center for Migrant Advocacy Philippines (CMA-Phils)
to the 2nd National Electoral Reform Summit
02 September 2004
Sulo Hotel, Quezon City
Voting period: 30 days, land-based; 60 days, sea-based
Stock Estimates of Overseas Filipinos, Millions, December 2002
In 2002, Overseas Filipinos remitted close to US$ 8B about 10 times ODA and 3 times Direct Foreign Investment.
The Philippines ranked fairly high in the Globalization Index and took a 21-Step increment from 2002 to 2003.
Reason: The Philippines topped one of the indicators used in the Index Remittance and Personal Transfers.
(Foreign Policy Magazine, Washington USA)
RA9189, despite its flaws and limitations, for now, is a positive little step for the democratic participation of overseas Filipinos in the country’s political and electoral processes.