Paralegals and volunteer lawyers have set up the “Pink hotline” on election day, Monday. It aims to help Voters who have election-related concerns.
Presidential candidate Leni Robredo assured voters that there will be people ready to help them.
She has now cast her vote at Carangcang Elementary School in Camarines Sur. The presidential bet of many said,
“Ang advise lang natin, huwag matakot, marami tayong magtutulungan, kailangan lang ma-document natin lahat.”
She said anything “outside of the norm” should be documented and reported. This is one of the many election reminders she has repeated in her grand rallies as well. Of course, Leni wants to make sure that no evil activity happens behind the scene.
Commissioner George Garcia earlier listed more than a thousand election-related issues.
These include 940 incidents of paper jams, 606 rejected ballots, 158 incidents of issues with vote-counting machine scanners, 87 incidents of VCM printers not working, and another 76 VCMs not printing properly.
Garcia stated that the issues have been resolved. He then added that not all VCMs need replacements.
“As of 11am: 51 VCM defective, 102 SD cards replacement, 896 calls in level 1 for VCM issues but not confirmed defective.”
Meanwhile, several voters were suspicious about being asked by Comelec officials to leave their ballots and sign a waiver to have them fed to the VCMs on their behalf, or wait until VCMs are functional again. They have expressed their concerns because of this.
Leni Robredo, in a chance interview with the media after casting her vote, said,
“Medyo nakakabahala yung mga reports all over the country ngayon. Pinakaayaw nating mangyari na mayurakan ang integridad at linis ng eleksyon na ito kasi doon magsisimula ang gulo.”
Leni hopes that the rest of the election day will continue without any “untoward incident.” She said,
“Sana ipakita ng authorities na on top sila ng lahat ng nangyayari kasi dito naman nakasalalay ang pagtitiwala ng tao sa pamahalaan.”
Let’s all pray the Pink Hotline stirs away evil entities lurking around polling stations.
Rapha is a person born between the generations of Millenial and Gen Z. He was produced by Cavite State University (Main Campus) with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. The lad has a fresh take on things, but can still stay true to his roots. He writes anything in Pop Culture as long as it suits his taste (if it doesn't, it's for work). He loves to wander around the cosmos and comes back with a story to publish.