Monday, May 10, 2010

Philippine Election 2010

Today is our election day here in the Philippines. And it's also the first time that an automated machine is being used by the voters. Sadly, it didn't run smoothly. There was a long queue of line and people waited for several hours to finally cast their votes. Other precincts were reported to have technical glitches and it's sad to know all about that. I just hope there will be a big improvement in the next election.

People are now anxious to know who will be the country's next President. 8 candidates were vying for the position however, some of these candidates were just nuisance. Why did Comelec still printed their names? My brothers and some of my friends were discouraged to see a very long line at the precinct that after they got the priority number, most of them went home and decided to go back later. Glad to say that when I went there this afternoon, I was given a priority because I am 7 months pregnant. Well, as I say, lucky preggy me! But I pray that the other voters were able to exercise their rights, too. Comelec announced that the voting will be closed by 7pm but I don't think everything will be finished by then. The lines were still long when I left and there were still plenty of people lining up. Glad to know that my brothers were able to vote after me. But best of all, I pray that our next leader is not corrupt, not power-hungry and able to find ways to improve the economy of our country.

I pray that the Vice-President is as good as the President, that the senators will separate politics from show-business, and our Mayors to be of service to their people.


A said...

Hi Cookie! :)

Happy Mother's Day! :)

We had a long line when I went to vote yesterday morning but it's a good thing I was with Lucas, so I skipped the long line because I am a breastfeeding mom.. :D

Wow, 7 months preggy already? Congrats Cookie! :D

I am so sorry for not being able to drop by often, my life has been so hectic this past few months, will make it up to you when I get a few days off soon.. :)

Mummy Gwen said...

Hi Cookie ganda, hope the results turned out to be what you wished for. Take care, dear.