[In the news] Missing names, unassisted PWDs mar opening of barangay polls in Makati school -INQUIRER.net

Missing names, unassisted PWDs mar opening of barangay polls in Makati school.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo, INQUIRER.net
October 28, 2013

Barangay (village) polls at the Pio del Pilar Elementary School in Makati City started at 7 a.m. Monday but not without a hitch.

Voters said the process was orderly but some complained of missing names in the voters list and lack of assistance for persons with disabilities (PWD).


Pio Del Pilar has been tagged an election hotspot in the 2013 barangay polls.

Father Rene Lagaya said he did not have a problem voting in the school, host to 13000 registered voters, because of the systematic process and the smaller number of voters compared to the national elections.

However, Nenita Reyes, a senior citizen and PWD, said not only was she not assisted but she also could not find her name in the voters’ list.

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