Senate holds mock poll
MANILA, Philippines – A mock election was held in the Senate on Wednesday to get the pulse of its employees just five days before the May 13 elections.
The mock poll started at 9:00 a.m. and will end at 3:00 p.m.
As of 12:00 p.m, Alan Tablizo, chairman of the committee on election in the Senate, reported that 578 of the 1,641 registered voters have cast their votes .
Tablizo said the result of the election would be known at around 5:00 p.m.
The mock poll, organized by the Senate employee’s union, is being done in the chamber since 2007.
“Our aim is to campaign for a clean, honest and peaceful election. That’s our primary (objective). Second is to feel the pulse of the Senate employees,” he said.
Tablizo said family members of some of the candidates like former Senators Juan Miguel Zubiri and Ramon “Jun” Magsaysay Jr. went to the Senate Tuesday to campaign for them.