‘Choose leaders who have interest of nation, welfare of citizens in minds’ – Palace
MANILA, Philippines — Just a day before the elections, Malacañang encouraged the public to vote for candidates who have the “interest of the nation and the welfare of the citizens in their minds.”
“The Palace encourages all registered voters to use this occasion to choose the next set of leaders, who have the interest of the nation and the welfare of the citizens in their minds,” said Acting Presidential Spokesperson Martin Andanar in a statement.
“Isa na naman itong patunay ng lakas ng ating demokrasya at katatagan ng ating Republika,” he added.
(This is another proof of the strength of our democracy and the stability of our Republic.)
The Palace also reminded voters that the country is still in the middle of a COVID-19 pandemic, as it reminds them to go to their respective voting precincts early while continuing to follow the minimum public health standards.
May 9 was earlier declared a special non-working holiday by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Based on the data from the Commission on Elections, there are 67.4 million registered voters – 65.8 million in the Philippines and 1.6 million abroad – for the 2022 polls.
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