Cansinala, Pampanga – Voters in Cansinala, Pampanga were shooed away by three members of Board of Election Inspectors and a baranggay captain because they don’t speak Kapampangan, a dialect in Pampanga north of the Philippines.
Local Philippine channel, UNTV were also barred from covering precinct 19. Reports from UNTV showed that voters, belonging from the Ang Dating Daan group led by Bro. Eli Soriano, were being shooed away because they are not supporting Tetangco, a running Mayor in the said province.
“They said that our faces are not familiar with them that’s why they won’t allow us to vote,” one of the voters barred from voting said.
ADD reportedly have been supporting Tetangco’s rival because of numerous harassment that the group was experiencing under the incumbent administration.