Random thoughts as one wanders around Mindanao

When PCOS meets voters

Heavy rains might have delayed voters from casting their ballots early, but they came in throng to participate in the first automated election of the country. They arrived onboard habal-habal, in rainshoes, or on barefoot.

Just some of the photos to capture the moment.

TRANSMITTING IN THE DARK. A poll clerk and a PCOS technician refer to their manuals as they transmitted the election results that became successful after several attempts.

COUNTING. Members of the BEI supervise the printing of the eight copies of the election returns.

PAPER JAM. A Board of Election Inspectors chair opens the ‘ballot box’ and arranges the cast ballots as the PCOS machine registered a ‘paper jam’ on its screen.

MY TURN. Voters brave the heavy rain and patiently wait for their turn to cast their votes at a clustered precinct.

A voter whispers his candidates to a relative who assists him in casting his vote at a clustered precinct in a far-flung barangay in Davao Oriental.


May 16, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Written as true journalist gyud. 🙂

    Comment by LiezlPGB | May 21, 2010 | Reply

  2. sa way dapigdapig…. 🙂

    Comment by Tamisa Luntao | May 22, 2010 | Reply

  3. […] As a result of haste orientation, out of 17 barangays of Caraga, only five barangays were covered by limited volunteers. I thought I was lucky to be assigned in the town center but had misgivings as election day ended. My ever energetic sister offered to render services in the 3rd vote-rich barangay of P.M. Sobrecarey. And lucky her (in truest meaning possible), she had a very interesting story to tell. […]

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