Monday, May 10

Philippine elections...

thank God cameras are allowed
So election day is finally here. I woke up at 5 am so I could vote early... well at least that was the original plan. Problem was I didn't know how to get to my polling place at the Bel-Air basketball court. Good thing my friend Wacks, who lives nearby, took pity on me and drove me there after lunch.

voters ready to vote
It took me more than 5 hours just to register last October so not voting is out of the question, even if I line up for another 5 hours to vote, I'd do it. Disenfranchisement is not for me. My friend Yumi waited more than 2 hours to vote in her Quezon City precinct, so I was ready with bottled water, sandwiches, candies just in case.

no lines at our cluster
When I got there at 1:30 pm though, there were still a lot of people queuing up, but in clustered group no. 51 where I was listed, they were much more efficient in checking the voters' identification, fingerprinting and feeding the ballot to the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine. It just took us 5-15 minutes to do the whole thing.

great job, guys!
I was frankly shocked. Here I was, gearing up for a long wait and I was done in 15 minutes (I could have finished in 5 minutes but I just had to take pictures of the ballot, lol). Excuse me, is this the Philippines? Wow, kudos to the board of elections inspectors (BEI) of cluster 51--Supervisor Dean Co, Miss Grace, Janice and Peng--you rocked!

Bel-Air Basketball Court
Solar St. cor. Hydra St., Bel-Air Village Makati City
(take Paseo de Roxas, past Gil Puyat go straight, go inside Bel-Air Village down 2 streets and you're there)

5 comments:

myfingersrtyping 03:04  

yay! you voted! congrats and I am excited to know who our next Pres would be.. when are we going to know tho?is it within the week?!

Lynn 04:02  

COMELEC says within 36 hours... but the partial results are being transmitted now that the polls have closed. We'll have some idea when we wake up tomorrow. :)

Bing,  18:53  

Swerte mo naman, 3 hours ako pumila pero worth it naman. Panalo si Noynoy! Sana makahabol pa si Mar kay Binay.

myfingersrtyping 22:02  

gosh Noynoy's the next pres??


anyways, I have an award for you sis (: http://myfingersrtyping.blogspot.com/2010/05/and-award-goes-to.html

Lynn 01:50  

Aww, I'm getting all choked up... thanks so much for the award! :)

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