OAVAOntario Association of Volunteer Administration (Canada)
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Many more would have registered if there had been no condition in the Overseas Absentee Voting Act (OAVA) which required them to sign an affidavit promising to return to the Philippines.
How did such an onerous provision which clearly infringes on a citizen's right to vote get included in the OAVA? A certain Congressman named Teodoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin insisted for it to be included.
Knowing the chilling effect of this required "promise to return" condition on potential overseas voters, the US based US Pinoys for Good Governance (USP4GG) - embarked on two courses of action: File a petition to nullify this condition in the Philippine Supreme Court - and also get the Philippine legislature to amend the OAVA to get rid of the offensive "promise to return" condition.