Report fraud attempts, Pacquiao tells supporters
MANILA, Philippines — While confident that the poor will help secure his victory, Sen. Manny Pacquiao on Monday called on Filipinos to report any plans or attempts to commit fraud in the 2022 elections.
Pacquiao’s running mate, House Deputy Speaker and Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza, voted at Rafael Palma Elementary School in Manila at around noon.
Atienza, who wore a red shirt, cast his vote on a wheelchair as he is still recovering from a knee surgery.
On the eve of the May 9 elections, Pacquiao said he attended a church service as part of his preparations for Election Day. On Monday morning, he, his family and supporters prayed together before traveling to Kiamba town to vote.
He only voted for 10 senatorial candidates who “passed my qualifications,” like former actor, martial artist and Rep. Monsour del Rosario, who is seeking a Senate seat.
Pacquiao said he had yet to decide as to where he would await the results of the presidential race, although it was likely that he would wait in his home turf in General Santos City.
He denied that he skipped the long queue of voters and maintained that he lined up and waited for his turn like everybody else.
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