Duterte takes his time in Davao; Noy Aquino, Robredo early birds

05:38 AM May 14, 2019

HOPEFUL Sen. JV Ejercito shows proof he has voted at Xavier School in San Juan. —JAM STA. ROSA

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo and former President Benigno Aquino III were among the early birds in their respective voting precincts on Monday, queueing up under the scorching heat of the midday sun which fried tempers and, as some election observers said, caused many vote-counting machines to conk out.

President Duterte cast his vote in Davao City at 4:35 p.m.


ANTIQUE’S DAUGHTER Sen. Loren Legarda shows her index finger after voting in Pandan town,Antique. (Photo from Office of Sen. Legarda)

NO SPECIAL TREATMENT Vice President Leni Robredo waits for her turn to cast her vote at Tabuco Central School in Naga City. —OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT

Across the archipelago, candidates patiently waited in long lines for their turn to vote, exchanging pleasantries with other voters as their bodyguards, or police escorts in the case of detained Sen. Leila de Lima, stayed vigilant outside the precincts.

Except for isolated cases of harassment in the provinces by people identified with politicians and candidates, the Philippine National Police said the elections were generally trouble-free.


OUT OF HER CELL Sen. Leila de Lima raises her ballot receipt after voting in Parañaque. —GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

FOR MAYOR Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte votes at Christ the King Church. —LEO M. SABANGAN II

NEOPHYTE’S HOPES Senatorial candidate Jiggy Manicad votes at Don Enrique Bautista Elementary School in San Pablo City, Laguna. —KIMMY BARAOIDAN

HAPPY VOTER Former President Benigno Aquino III feeds his ballot into the vote-counting machine at Tarlac City Central Elementary School. —MARIA ADELAIDA CALAYAG

SENATE RETURN? Opposition senatorial candidate Mar Roxas votes in Roxas City in Capiz. (Photo from staff of Roxas)

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