Netizens share voting experiences online

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016. Filed under: Philippine News

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

President Benigno S. Aquino III converses with Presidential brother-in-law Manuel Abellada while awaiting for their turn to cast their ballot for the 2016 elections at precinct 175-A at the Central Azucarera de Tarlac Elementary School in Barangay San Miguel, Tarlac City on Monday (May 09). (MNS photo)

President Benigno S. Aquino III converses with Presidential brother-in-law Manuel Abellada while awaiting for their turn to cast their ballot for the 2016 elections at precinct 175-A at the Central Azucarera de Tarlac Elementary School in Barangay San Miguel, Tarlac City on Monday (May 09). (MNS photo)

MANILA  (PNA) – Voters took to social media their experiences during the first few hours of the May 2016 national polls, as Filipinos get to elect the country’s president, vice president, half of the senatorial lineup and local officials.

PhilHealth board member Karen Villanueva expressed her dismay at the slow services in Precinct 353 of Merville Community Center. She lamented that the teachers in that precinct didn’t seem to hear the voters’ feedback.

Villanueva added that in two hours, Precinct 353 only facilitated 70 voters, as compared to the nearby precinct with 110.

Voting process at a precinct in Parang, Marikina was delayed due to technical problems, shared Charina Echaluce, a reporter.

According to her, many voters waited outside the precinct, while some opted to go home.

Franz Liboon praised the teachers at Precinct 86B of Julugan Elementary School in Tanza, Cavite. Liboon, who casted his votes at 6:00 a.m., said the voting process was well-organized, efficient and on-time.

In her Twitter account, Jovee Marie Dela Cruz said, “Everything is going well so far here at Torres High School in Tondo, Manila.”

Husband and wife Ed and May De Guzman casted their votes at Eulogio Rodriguez Elementary School in Cubao, Quezon City.

Ed said they did not encounter any problem in their precinct, as everything was orderly and peaceful.

“The policemen wore their uniforms properly; the poll watchers and other assistants were very accommodating and courteous,” he told the Philippines News Agency.

Foreign correspondent Dario Agnote, meanwhile, shared it took him 30 minutes to complete the whole voting process.

Broadcaster Melo Acuña, on the other hand, noticed the trash (campaign materials) and the long queues in Quezon City.

“Police personnel have been on their toes confiscating campaign materials about to be brought into the voting centers,” he said. (PNA)

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