By Mark Pere Madrona, VERA Files
Lipa City, Batangas—Reymundo Chica and his wife Melanie joined millions of Filipinos as they elected their referred bets in Monday’s barangay elections. With their two children Reymiel and Michelle, aged 10 and 5, in tow, the visually impaired couple went straight to their assigned voting precinct at the ground floor of SM City here. Officers from the Commission on Elections promptly assisted the two as they entered the voting area and sat down to write their choices.
SM City Lipa is one of only four accessible polling places (APPs) nationwide identified by the poll body. Forty-one senior citizens and three voters with disabilities had given their consent to vote in this mall in Monday’s village polls.
The Chicas’ original precinct is in Gaudencio B. Lontok Memorial Elementary School (GLMES) in Barangay Sabang, about 10 minutes away from the mall.
It took the couple less than 15 minutes to cast their votes. There were 30 candidates running for kagawadRead More »from Senior citizens, PWD couple vote in Lipa City APP