CEBU CITY, Philippines — On May 13, Cebuano voters cast their votes to choose their leaders that will lead them in the next three years.
A sizeable number of voters trooped to the voting precincts in the province of Cebu, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu and Cebu cities and endured the heat and the long queue brought about sometimes with problems of the voting machines. And yet they patiently waited for their turn to vote.
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Here are another batch of images of the day the Cebuanos made their stand in choosing their leaders:
Teachers serving as election inspectors are surprised at the start of election day when a ballot for Antique is accidentally mixed with the group of ballots at Cluster 77 of Canjulao Elementary School in Lapu-Lapu City. | Futch Anthony Inso
Brigadier General Debold Sinas, Police Regional Office in Central Visayas director, together with Commission on Election representatives, and those from the military, that make up the Regional Election Monitoring Action Center (Remac) give an initial assessment of the morning’s election situation in the region at past noon of May 13. | Zena V. Magto
Gubernatorial candidate Gwen Garcia casts her vote at at Lamak Elementary School in Barangay Mayana, Barili, southern Cebu on May 13, Monday at past noon. | Michelle Joy Padayhag
Ceridulia Benemerito, an 89-year-old farmer who made a two-hour walk from Sitio Pantag in Barili town to the voting center in Sitio Lamak, can only smile after a futile hour of waiting for her name to be found in the voter’s list. | Michelle Joy L. Padayhag
John Henry Osmeña who is running for the congressional seat at the third district of Cebu province voted at 10:45 a.m. at Ibo Elementary School in Toledo City on May 13, Monday. | Photo from Toledo PIO
As Cebu City residents troop to the voting centers, Andrea Fernandez, an employee of the Barangay Mayor’s Office is arrested after she is allegedly caught buying votes of four unidentified men at past 9 a.m. on May 13 in Barangay Lorega San Miguel in Cebu City. Fernandez has denied the allegations. | Benjie Talisic
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Task Group Cebu Commander Colonel Noel Baluyan visits San Fernando town which is under orange category of the Election Watchlist Areas (EWAs). | Rosalie O. Abatayo
A line of voters are still seen at the Punta Princesa Elementary School at 5:20 p.m. as the 6 p.m. time to close the voting approaches. | Gerard Francisco
Lapu-Lapu City Mayoral candidate Junard Chan casts his vote at the Pajo Elementary School at past 5 p.m. | Futch Anthony Inso
The canvassing area at City Hall is readied as the voting centers close at 6 p.m. and the canvassing of the ballots is set to start at 7 p.m. | Delta Letigio
SET TO CANVASS BALLOTS. Election officer Mariela B. Remoroza (center) chairs the Municipal Board of Canvassers (MBOC) in the town of Dumanjug town. Eduardo Lasala (left) is the member secretary while Leticia Cabillon is the vice chairperson of the MBOC. | Michelle Joy Padayhag
Lawyer Jerome Brillantes (center) heads the Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC) at the Cebu Provincial Government Social Hall as he and the other PBOC officers are set to start receiving the transmission of election results in the towns and cities of Cebu province. | Gift Gresheen Libby
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