The influential Iglesia ni Cristo leader Eduardo Manalo has officially endorsed Liberal Party presidential bet Senators Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and vice-pesidential bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas II.
The INC leaders announcement was done through the “palibot liham” which was distributed during its Wednesday’s worship service at the INC central temple in Quezon City.
The INC leader also endorsed the following senatorial candidates:
- Muntinlupa Rep. Rozzano “Ruffy” Biazon
- Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.
- Sen. Pia Cayetano
- Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago
- Sen. Franklin Drilon
- Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
- Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada
- Bukidnon Rep. Teofisto “TG” Guingona
- Sen. Manuel “Lito” Lapid
- Ilocos Norte Rep. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
- former Sen. Ralph Recto
- former Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III.
The letter also endorses the candidacy of re-electionist Quezon City Rep. Matias Defensor Jr., mayoralty candidate Herbert Bautista and vice-mayoralty candidate Maria Josefina Belmonte.
The 2010 Philippines National Elections on May 10, 2010 will have its counting automated. Part of automating the counting is a need to change the ballot that will be used by voters. Originally, Filipino voters write the names of the candidate that they wish to vote. In the new ballot, the names of the candidates are already printed on the ballot. Voters just need to shade the oval on the side of the candidates name. A Precint Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine will be used to scan the ballot and count the votes for each candidate.
It is only a few days left before the very first automated elections in the Philippines is implemented. The very first automated elections will be held at the May 10, 2010 Presidential Elections. In this elections, a machine called Precint Count Optical Scan (PCOS) will be used to count the votes of each candidate. Only the counting of the votes is automated in this election. The ballot to be used and the way of voting was changed, but it will still be done manually.
One of the most common problems that Filipino voters encounter on the day of election is getting lost in the polling place. Most voters either forget their precint number or they don’t have their voter’s ID with them. To assist Filipino voters, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) provided an online tool wherein voters can verify the existing voting precint where a specific voter is listed or registered.
Philippines First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo was rushed to the St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) in Taguig, City this morning.