Who is leading the race? It might be too early to tell. But the latest update from the local networkâ€™s website showed that Ninoy Aquino and Jejomar Binay were leading the presidential and vice presidential race, respectively. The report was based on the unofficial partial result released by the Commission on Elections as of 7:49 pm.
Donâ€™t get too excited. Nothing is official yet. I mean there will be more votes to come in. Iâ€™m waiting for the data to be posted at the Comelec website tonight. So while waiting for it, I might as well finished writing about weight loss diet. Anyhow, I can still catch the late night news for fresh update.
It was the first automated election in the Philippines so glitches from the PCOS machine are expected. We can only hope that the result will not be marred with doubt just like the previous elections.
Election candidates resort to different gimmicks to get the attention of potential voters. They engage in various publicity stunts such as hiring singers and dancers as front during campaign sortie. Candidates also give out colorful items like promo keychains for easy recall. I think these campaign device will work well or appeal to recipients if they don’t display images of candidates as big as the giveaway item. Personally, I would ignore items like that if I receive one. Also, the name of candidates should be well placed so the items will not look cheap. People want something pleasing to the eye or fashionable (or wearable if it is a shirt or something). At the end of the day, these items will no longer matter to voters when they are decided whom to vote for. What is important is that candidates were able to reach out to voters and get them to understand their message (election platform) across. I hope everyone will decide and vote on May 10 according to the dictates of their conscience.