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I didn’t know that the election will be on May 13, Monday, until a friend of mine reminded me by asking if I have already gotten myself a list of candidates to vote. I haven’t got yet, I told him. So I think I don’t have to wait for the weekends to prepare my own list.

I already have some on my mind. Teddy Casiño is my number one Senator. But it’s better to prepare a list to save time come Election Day on Monday. So here’s my own list:

  • Aquino, Benigno Bam
  • Casiño, Teddy
  • Cayetano, Alan Peter
  • Delos Reyes, JC
  • Escudero. Chiz
  • Hagedorn, Ed
  • Hontiveros, Risa
  • Magsayasay Ramon
  • Pimentel, Koko
  • Poe, Grace
  • Trillanes, Antonio IV

Party list: Senior Citizens

Well, for mayor of Davao City, who else to vote but Rodrigo Duterte. He has no opponent. So I don’t want to leave it blank. So there I vote for Rodrigo Duterte for Mayor . For Vice Mayor, well, I have to think twice or thrice or four times if I’m gonna vote for the son of Rodrigo Duterte. Same for Congressman, Barangay Captian and Councilors. I need to contemplate on that. Char.

Ooops wait. Sorry, barangay captains and officials are not included come election day on Monday. The schedule for the Barangay and Sangunnian Kabataan Election this year will be on October.

So there you go my list. Have you got your own?

Here’s a sample ballot from ABSCBN website released by COMELEC (Commission on Elections) last February. The list are only for Senatorial candidates and party-lists organizations. You can have that for reference.

Just click the image below for larger view:

Sample Ballot for May 13 Philippine Election

Sample Ballot for May 13 Philippine Election

For brief information about the Philippine Election 2013, here are some excerpts (tabled) from Wikipedia:

The Philippine General Election 2013 is a midterm election. The elected candidates (winners) will be sworn on June 30 2013. Here is a table of the number of candidates to be elected in respective government positions all over the Philippines:

Senators Congressmen/women Governors
12 299 80
City Mayors City Vice Mayors
138 138
Municipal Mayors Municipal Vice Mayors
1496 1496
City Councilors Municipal Council
1,352 11,972
Sangunian Panlalawigan Party List
766 1

ARMM (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao)

Regional Governor Regional Vice Governor
1 1
Assemblymen Party List
24 1

Total national and local positions decided: 18,022

So there you go my list of candidates and the number of candidates running for this year election. If you want a sample ballot template just search for it in Google. hehe.

Here is a video form YouTube COMELEC TV, reminding us to be aware about campaign violations:

Let us vote wisely on May 13. Woooot! 🙂

[Article source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_general_election,_2013]


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A former musician who branched out his interest in creative writing and the World Wide Web.

He writes fiction on his spare time.


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