COMEBACKING Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim yesterday expressed hope that President Rodrigo Duterte’s orders to keep the elections clean will be followed to the letter by all those involved.
Lim said this after casting his vote at the Rosauro Almario Elementary School in Tondo, Manila, at 8 a.m. He did not avail himself of the special access for senior citizens and instead took the stairs and went up to the third floor where his voting precinct was located.
Everything went on smoothly as Lim cast his vote, but he had to be transferred to another seat when the board of election members noticed that some media were taking videos of his ballot.
Lim was in all smiles as he did not encounter any problem when he cast his vote.
Meanwhile, a total of 266 inmates were able to vote at the special polling precinct of the Manila City Jail during yesterday’s elections in Manila.
The voting reportedly began at 8:30 a.m. and ended at 1:30 p.m. at the MCJ Chapel, according to Capt. Jay Rex Bustanera. It was observed by representatives from the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR). It was held at the MCJ Chapel.
The vote casts by the inmates were secured by the Comelec and brought to the nearest polling centers.
With Itchie Cabayan