The Philippine Embassy in Brunei Darussalam held its second “Kapihan sa Pasuguan” forum for the year with leaders of Filipino Community organizations in Brunei on Friday, 12 April at the Chancery.
During the Kapihan, Chargé d’ Affaires Pete Raymond V. Delfin took the opportunity to remind the Filipino Community of the Overseas Voting for the 2019 Philippine National Elections will be open starting 13 April 2019 to 13 May 2019. Vice Consul Jaybee B. Arguillas then briefed the community on the guidelines, procedures, and prohibitions during the 30-day voting period.
Consul Delfin also briefly discussed provisions on the implementation of the Phase II of Brunei’s Sharia Law. He allayed the concerns of some Filipino Community members with regards to the penalties stated in the Sharia Law and advised them to respect the religion and culture of the Sultanate.
After the discussions, the Embassy presented the Certificates of Appreciation to the Filipino Community Organizations who participated at the Brunei National Day Parade held last 23 February 2019.
Kapihan sa Pasuguan is a regular forum organized by the Embassy for Filipinos in Brunei to keep them abreast of new services or programs of the Embassy as well as of current developments that affect them. END