457 soldiers in Bicol avail of local absentee voting
LEGAZPI CITY — At least 457 Army soldiers based in different camps in Bicol region have joined the first day of the local absentee voting on Wednesday, April 27.
Major General Alex Luna, commander of the Philippine Army’s 9th Infantry Division, led the voting activity along with his 305 personnel stationed at Camp Elias Angeles in Pili town in Camarines Sur province.
In Ligao City, there were 152 soldiers based in the 49th Infantry Battalion who also cast their votes, Captain Raydez Acosto, 9ID’s Civil Military Operation chief, said.
At 902nd Infantry Brigade located in Daet, Camarines Norte, about 112 soldiers are scheduled to vote on Friday, April 29, Colonel Edmundo Peralta, 902nd Infantry Battalion commander, told Inquirer in a text message.
“The whole 9ID has recorded a total of 3,401 qualified local absentee voters for this year’s election. Voting procedures of its line units, which include all the Battalion and the Brigades are still ongoing,” Major John Paul Bellaza, 9ID’s public affairs office chief, said.
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