Here are some tips to make your voting experience efficient and effective.
1. Know your precinct before leaving the house. We are based in Davao City and when we registered, we were told that we will be voting in Porras Elementary School. Good thing I checked our precinct number and found out that we’re actually assigned in Rivera Villa covered court. It would have been stressful going through the rooms in Porras when I did not check first.
You can also use http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/eleksyon2016/find_your_precinct to find your precinct number and where it is located. This helped me know where to go on election day.
2. Prepare a sample ballot. You will be efficient if you already know who to vote for before going to your assigned precinct. You can make your own list and use http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/eleksyon2016/mykodigo in finding candidates. It’s easy. You will just need to enter your Province, City and District. It’ll display the names of the candidates running in your area from the national level to the local candidates.
If you are a Duterte-Cayetano voter like me, please don’t forget the following:
3. Don’t wear anything with “Duterte and/or Cayetano” in it. May it be a baller, a shirt, cap, etc. The BEIs won’t allow you to vote as it will be considered campaigning. You can however wear a red shirt to show your support.
4. Give back to BEIs ballots with a pink mark on it. I read it online that these ballots are programmed to count votes for Roxas-Robredo. I am not sure if this is true but it’s good to be safe.
5. Shade your candidates “circle” properly. This is located on the LEFT side of their names, before the number 3 (Duterte) and 1 (Cayetano).
6. Do not over shade Mark Lapid’s “circle”. His name is located at the back of Mayor Duterte’s name and overshading it might link some ink and may compromise your vote for the good Mayor. To be sure just don’t vote for Mr. Lapid. This is unless you really know him and can vouch that he’s will be perfect for the senate.
7. Report right away any election irregularities, cheatings and the like.Below are the numbers to call.
8. Do not bring your kids. This is for safety purposes aside from the fact that voting may take a long time. Let’s spare our kids with the stress.
9. No picture-taking inside the precinct. So take a selfie AFTER voting.
10. Enjoy. This is your chance to be heard. This is your voice for change. It is a magical feeling after voting so enjoy it.
I would highly encourage you to pray before making your list. Ask for wisdom and discernment. See in the eyes of heaven and agree with the will of God for this nation.
Here’s my list below:
DUTERTE, RODY (PDPLBN)
CAYETANO, ALAN PETER (IND)
For our Senators, we’re not voting the famous and even those who have been in the service for years now like Drillion and Pangilinan. Drillion was very partisan and we (personally) did not like some of Pangilinan’s laws. We actually still need one (undervote, cause we need 12) but until we found someone worthy, we’d prefer keeping it this way.
PACQUIAO, MANNY (UNA)
BELGICA, GRECO (IND)
LACSON, PANFILO PING (IND)
SOTTO, VICENTE (NPC)
VILLANUEVA, JOEL TESDAMAN (LP)
GATCHALIAN, WIN (NPC)
OSMEÑA, SERGIO III (IND)
TOLENTINO, FRANCIS (IND)
ZUBIRI, MIGZ (IND)
GORDON, DICK (IND)
RECTO, RALPH (LP)
Not voting for a Representative. We don’t really know the two in the list.
MEMBER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DAVAO DEL SUR – DAVAO CITY
These two (Mayor and Vice-Mayor) are proven and tested in their love and action for this city so it’s a given.
MAYOR DAVAO DEL SUR – DAVAO CITY
DUTERTE, INDAYSARA (HUGPNG)
VICE-MAYOR DAVAO DEL SUR – DAVAO CITY
DUTERTE, PULONG (HUGPNG)
We were very careful here. There were some familiar names but they are actually the spouse or son/daughter. We made sure we’ll vote for those we’ve has already showed their capacity and passion for this city. We still need 4 too. If you can recommend someone, please feel free to comment below.
MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD DAVAO DEL SUR – DAVAO CITY
ALEJANDRE, AL RYAN (HUGPNG)
MAHIPUS, DIOSDADO (HUGPNG)
ALTERADO, ERNIE (PDPLBN)
DAYANGHIRANG, DANNY (HUGPNG)
Not really familiar with any Party List. Any good one you can recommend? Kindly give us the name and their platforms.
Hope this helps.
Are you excited for the change coming? Are you excited for the New Philippines? Let’s vote!
(All photos are downloaded from Google, links are from GMA News Online)