Aquino casts votes in Tarlac-A A +A
Monday, October 28, 2013
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III led 54 million Filipinos in casting votes in barangay elections on Monday.
At 11 a.m., Aquino arrived at his polling precinct in Central Azucarera de Tarlac Elementary School in Tarlac City, where he also cast his vote during the midterm elections last May.
Wearing a blue shirt, the President cast his vote at Precinct 175-A, the same precinct where his sisters Maria Elena "Ballsy" Cruz and Aurora "Pinky" Corazon-Abellada along with their spouses Eldon Cruz and Manuel Antonio Abellada, respectively, also cast their votes. Ballsy's sons Eldon Gulio Cruz and Justin Benigno Cruz were also present.
The President was number 5 among the 287 registered voters at his precinct.
Aquino, through manual voting, selected among the two candidates for barangay captain and 25 candidates for barangay kagawad.
He had a prepared list of candidates on which he based who to vote.
Tarlac City has the most number of voters in Tarlac province with 2,762 voters.
A total of 94,124 candidates are running for barangay captain while 715,012 are running for barangay kagawad in the entire country based on the data from the Commission on Elections. (SDR/Sunnex)