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]
May 10, 2010 – Election Day
At the Entrance of our precinct PCCRV people are very attentive to the voters will they are not pressured as other precinct suffered.
Even people with disabilities wants to vote even they are under the heat of the sun
Most of the voters doesn’t know how to use the Ballot Secrecy folder..
Good thing PCOS machine in our precinct is working fine. locked and sealed.
And its Working too… im happy that my vote was counted.
A voter who already done from voting and ready to submit his ballot to the PCOS.
Mayondon Elementary School
Early morning queue
Around 7 o’clock in the morning, Mayondon Elementary School in Los Baños is already filled with long queues of voters waiting for their turn to enter their designated voting areas.
More voters arriving
Voters from areas near the said school continue to swarm the place within an hour after officially opening the precints.
Lopez Elementary School
As the sun rises to midday, a voter grabs a cup of water to drink her thirst out.
At this moment, some voters are starting to complain and get irritated with the slow-moving and disorganized queue. As you can see in the photo, it’s hard to find where the starting and the ending points of the queues go.
As the heat of the sun intensifies, some voters took out their umbrellas and shielded themselves against the scorching light.