Voters in this part of the metro are as hot as the sun. At Burgos Elementary School in Pasay City, as the heat rises up to 39 degrees, residents troop to their designated precinct to exercise their right.
A cluttered street. Along Burgos St. in Pasay City a number of sample ballots, flyers and other election paraphernalia scattered across the heated pavement as voters passes by.
Outside the precinct. A number of successful voters gallivant outside the precinct and talks about what could be the turnout of election, the PCOS machine, who’s the new mayor and everything in between.
Room II-Masunurin. In this room, a man obediently checks his name to get his precinct number – for the 3rd time.
Innocence. This child innocently sits on a dirty hallway unmindful of the pressure around him or the future that lies ahead after the election day.
Holding area. Excited to experience the first automated system, they fill up the room with noise that makes the environment even hotter than the scorching heat outside.
Ground floor. In spite humid weather, dirt and unpleasant smell inside the busy school, voters line up diligently from ground to second floor.
Focus. The moment they have been waiting for. “We need change, seriously.”
[Citizen Report by Anne Gonzales]