Soldiers in Surigao del Norte to exercise Right of Suffrage

PLACER, Surigao del Norte – Soldiers from 30th Infantry “Python” Battalion (30IB) to exercise Right of Suffrage via Local Absentee Voting (LAV) starting today, April 29, 2019 at Headquarters 30IB, Barangay Sta Cruz, Placer, Surigao del Norte.

Based on COMELEC Resolution No. 10443, LAV is open for those who works in the government officials and employees including Military, PNP and other uniformed personnel who are expected to perform election-related duties to areas where they are not registered on election day, May 1, 2019.

99 personnel from 30IB who applied for LAV are expected to vote during the given period from April 29, 30 and May 1, 2019, 8a.m. to 5p.m.

Ltcol Allen Raymund C Tomas, Commanding Officer of 30IB said “Everyone has their right to vote even us soldiers, we will exercise our right of suffrage and vote for the rightful senators and party list and remain non-partisans as we perform our mandates and task for a fair, safe and peaceful election” 30IB personnel who will vote via LAV are allowed to cast their votes ahead of the public for positions of senators and party-list organization.