Tension rises at Quezon City polling place-A A +A
Monday, October 28, 2013
TENSION rose between the Board of Election Tellers (BETs) and voters at the President Corazon Aquino Elementary School at Batasan Hills in Quezon City on Monday due to alleged flying voters and missing names.
Jim Cyril Angelito Martinez, a resident from Batasan Hills, complained that someone used his name to vote.
"Boboto pa lang ako tapos sabi bumoto na raw ako. Nakita ko may nakapirma na sa pangalan ko," said Martinez.
Another voter complained of being disenfranchised as he could not find his name from the official voters' list.
"Dumating ako 10 minutes before 3 p.m. Nawawala 'yung pangalan ko. Ngayon ayaw ako payagang bumoto kasi late na daw ako. Kung hindi naman nawala 'yung pangalan ko hindi naman ako late sana," Oliver Samson Jr. said.
Some voters claim that they were not informed that polling centers would close at 3 p.m.
One of them, Leo Esteban of Batasan Hills said, "Hindi namin alam na 3 o'clock pala ang tapos ng botohan. Kala namin 5 o'clock pa."
President Corazon Aquino Elementary School catered to more than 10,000 voters from Batasan Hills in Quezon City. (Sunnex)