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Filipino Community Polls Conclude, Dubai Body Gets Highest Number of Votes
A Filipino organisation from the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubai, garnered the most number of votes in the Filipino Community in Dubai and the Northern Emirates-Governing Council (Filcom-DNEGC) elections held on Friday afternoon at the new location of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) on Beirut Street, Al Qusais.
An official tabulation of results forwarded to The Gulf Today showed that St. Mary’s Filipino Community Choir topped the elections with 52 votes.
Presidents or duly authorised representatives of 59 organisations in the DNE, out of 101 accredited and recognised groups and clubs by the PCG, as of July 2011, cast their vote.
The other top five elected groups, termed as non-profit institutional members, under the new Filcom DNE constitution and by-laws, were the Filipino Human Resources Practitioners Association, 46 votes; Filipino Dubai Teachers Association, 44; Samahang Kabayan, 41; United Filipinos Foundation, 37; and Filipino Computer Club, 33.
Occupying the seventh to 12th places were the Filipino Offroad Auto Club, 32; Lambunaonons in the UAE, 30; Migrante International-UAE, 30; Filipino Club-Ras Al Khaimah, 29; Impok, Kapuso, Kapamilya at Kaibigan, 29; and the Overseas Filipino Civil Engineers Association, 28 votes.
Based on the Filcom DNE constitution and by-laws, the top six shall serve the community for two years while the second cluster of six organisations shall have a term limit of one year.
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