I got up early at 5:45 this morning when Mom called out my name and reminding me to get ready to vote. Outside the multi-purpose hall, there were already people standing in wait. We went inside the auditorium. I noticed that the PCOS machine was not yet placed on its designated places. I overheard, the lady who seems to head it all, talking to the police officer on hand, that they will wait for the Comelec to give them a go to set up. It was already 7:20 a.m. when I got hold of the official ballot form. Immediately I found myself on the next available seat with the round mono-block table where I jot down my chosen candidates. It was seamless and fast, I ran the shaded form through the PCOS machine and there was no glitch. There were news of machines rejecting the forms.
Angara, Eduardo, Jr (LDP) – for his charisma drawn out from the Angara senior legacy
Aquino, Benigno Bam (LP)- new Aquino blood, Aquino legacy
Cayetano, Alan (NP) – I saw him on TV spoke one time, I believe that he does what he preaches.
Delos Reyes, JC (KAPATIRAN) -young blood, brave and full of ideals and integrity
Gordon, Dick (UNA) – I admire his consistencies
Hagedorn, Ed – strong resolve and good track record
Hontiveros, Risa (AKBAYAN) – idealistic and ambitious
Legarda, Loren (NPC) – old school and legacy
Magsaysay, Ramon Jr. (LP) – Magsaysay legacy
Pimentel, Koko (PDP) – Pimentel legacy
Poe, Grace – young blood and Poe legacy
Villanueva, Bro. Eddie (BP) – integrity, his stand on human rights and consensual conscience
For the Party List: I voted for Ang Ladlad, I expect them to take the lead in arts and development
On the local scene:
Cainta Mayor is Veron Ilagan, to continue what Mon Ilagan has started on the township development projects
Vice is Ross Glenn Gongora, I don’t know much about him except that they are on the same ticket, concurrence is needed.
Councilors, I voted in random.
So that concludes my activity today. When I left the polling place, there were still people looking up for their names and precincts. I came early and spared by the voter’s traffic, the election has made. I was relieved I did what I felt I need to do as my duty in the hope that my little contribution by voting this people will redound to the good of the madlang people.