Inane, Insane and Entertaining: The 2016 PH Elections
May 10, 2016   •   8List
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May 10, 2016   •   8List
|Cagayan, Cagayan Valley||Ilocos Norte||Butuan City||Ilocos Sur||Tarlac|
|Apayao||Pampanga, Angeles City||Misamis Oriental||Mountain Province||Occidental Mindoro|
|Abra||Bulacan||Cagayan de Oro City||Benguet||Camarines Sur|
|Isabela||Olongapo City||Bukidnon||Ifugao||Naga City|
|Kalinga||Bulacan||Lanao del Norte, del Sur||La Union||Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar|
|Quirino||Rizal||Zamboanga del Sur, del Norte||Pangasinan||Masbate|
|Nueva Vizcaya||Manila – Quezon City, Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, San Juan, Marikina, Pasig, Taguig, Mandaluyong, Pasay, Paranaque, Las Pinas, Muntinlupa||Zamboanga Sibugay||Nueva Ecija||Romblon|
|Puerte Princesa||Tawi-Tawi||Camarines Norte||Capiz|
|Leyte, Southern Leyte||Cotabato||Marinduque||Iloilo|
|Biliran||Davao City, del Norte, Oriental||Oriental Mindoro||Negros Accidental, Oriental|
|Surigao Del Norte, Del Sur||Sarangani||Misamis Occidental|
|Agusan Del Norte||South Cotabato||Agusan del Sur|
In Sultan Kudarat, truckloads of flying voters came into polling stations accompanied by heavily armed men. They grabbed ballots from volunteers and started shading them.One PPCRV official was able to take a photo of the group doing this but was chased away by the armed men.
A voter was shot dead in a polling station in Guindulungan, Maguindanao. It was also reported that a child was killed in a bombing incident in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao.
A bystander was killed when a grenade was thrown at a market in Cotabato.
Supporters of rival mayoral candidates in Abra engaged in a gunfight that left one person dead and two wounded.
Seven people were shot dead and one was injured in an ambush in Rosario, Cavite.
A historic 81.62% voter turnout was recorded for this year’s elections as at least 42 million voters of the registered 55 million showed up.
Vote transmissions were also the fastest in the 2016 elections since the country started its automated elections in 2010. By 8pm, transmission was already at 60%. By 10:50 pm, they were at 74%. In contrast, transmissions were only at 23% and 17% in 2013 and 2010, respectively.“Simple lang, as I said pinag-aralan namin yung 2010 at 2013. Saan ba malakas yung signal? Saan mahina yung signal? Nung 2016, gumawa din kami ng sariling site survey para malaman kung ano ba dapat,” said Bautista about the polling body’s preparations.
Bataan is experiencing yet another historical moment as an out transgender woman enters Congress in Bataan. By a 40,000 difference against her opponent, Geraldine Roman plans on expanding the infrastructure and medical capabilities of local hospitals in Bataan for the next 6 years. LGBT rights and laws are other issues Roman wants to tackle.
Cases of glitches and malfunctions of VCMs rendered some precincts in Surigao, Tacloban, Damayang Lagi in Quezon City, Barangay Kayrilao in Nasugbu, Batangas, and Tambo village in Paranaque City, among others, delaying the voting process of citizens.
Teen loveteam KathNiel, made up of KAthryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, received serious shade online as photos of them posing with their ballots (which is illegal) hit the web. Some even said that the loveteam should be arrested. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said that Padilla and Bernardo didn’t do anything wrong as the ballots in the photos appeared to be unshaded and that the photos were from the media, not the celebrities themselves. “Parang nakita ko ‘yun sa Facebook ng pamangkin ko, wala naman shade ‘yun. Ang voter po bawal magdala ng cellphone. Kung iba ang nag-picture sa kanya, obviously hindi siya kumuha sa sarili niya. Tingnan natin ang circumstances ha, baka kasi may iba pang facts pero sa ngayon… ‘yun lang nangyari bago bumoto gumanun (posed for a photo). It does not violate the secrecy of the ballot,” Jimenez said to the media.
Sandro Marcos, son of Ferdinand Marcos, was reported to have shaded two presidential names in his ballot, deeming it invalid by the polling body.
Richard Gomez (Mayor of Ormoc City)
Monsour Del Rosario (Member of House of Representatives NCR of Makati first legislative district)
Herbert Bautista (Mayor of Quezon City)
Lani Mercado (Mayor of Bacoor City)
Rico J. Puno (Member of Sangguniang Panlungsod NCR of Makati first district)
Imelda Papin (Member of the House of Representatives of Camarines Sur fourth legislative district)
Andrea del Rosario (Vice mayor of Calatagan, Batangas)
Vilma Santos-Recto (Member of House of Representatives of Batangas sixth legislative district)
Jolo Revilla (Vice Governor of Cavite)
Vandolph Quizon (Member of Sangguniang Panlungsod NCR of Paranaque first district)
Emmanuel Pacquiao (Senator)
ER Ejercito (Governor of Laguna)
Edu Manzano (Senator)
Alma Moreno (Senator)
Isko Moreno (Senator)
Angelica Jones (Vice governor of Laguna)
Camarines Sur, a hotpot of political dynasties, might be under the Villafuerte name as Migz Villafuerte, their Governor since 2013, has twice the numbers of his opponent Arnie Fuentabella. Father of incumbent governor Migz Villafuerte, LRay Villafuerte is likely to become a member of the House of Representatives of Camarines Sur in the second legislative district.
Daughter of ex-senator and ex-San Juan mayor Jinggoy Estrada, Janella Ejercito Estrada, looks to continue the stronghold of the Estradas over San Juan City with an over 9,000 vote advantage against her opponent Rolando Bernardo.
Roy M. Loyola Sr. and Dahlia Loyola continue being the most powerful couple in Carmona, Cavite as they may take up the positions of Ccongressman and mayor, resepctively.
Rico Golez, incumbent Paranaque vice mayor and son of six-time congressman Roilio Golez, is ahead by 25,000 votes against Jeremy Marquez, the son of past Paranaque mayor and celebrity Joey Marquez.
Wife of vice presidenitable Alan Peter Cayetano and incumbent mayor of Taguig Ate Leni Cayetano ran unopposed for the same position.
Maguindanao looks to be secured under the Ampatuan clan as members of the family like Marop Ampatuan (for mayor of Shariff Aguak, Magonoy), Akmad Ampatuan (for vice mayor mayor of Shariff Aguak, Magonoy), Benzar Ampatuan (for mayor of Mamasapano), Mahir Ampatuan (for vice mayor of Mamasapano), Bai Ampatuan (for mayor of Datu Hoffer Ampatuan) and Bongbong Ampatuan (for vice mayor of Datu Hoffer Ampatuan), among others, have the numbers on their side.
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