Comelec Chairman: “Kodigo” Allowed in Voting Precincts on May 9 Elections

Kodigo: allowed in poll precincts according to Comelec Chair.

Chairman Andres Bautista of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said in a radio interview with dzBB that bringing “kodigo” inside voting precincts is allowed on election day, May 9, 2016.

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“In fact, iyon ang ating iminumungkahi. Bibilis iyan kung may dalang kodigo… listahan ng inyong iboboto,” the Comelec chair said in a report published by GMA News.

“Puwede po iyan pero may distansya kung saan puwedeng ipamigay ang sample ballots na iyan,” he added.

The Comelec chief noted that voters should not rely on the sample ballots during the poll. He urged the voters to make a list for a hassle free voting.

“Payo sa mga botante ay gumawa ng sarili nila[ng listahan]. Sila ang magsaliksik at mag-aral. Tingnan nila kung sino ba ang lider nila na dapat piliin,” said.

Meanwhile, President Benigno Aquino III declared on Monday, April 25, 2016 via Proclamation No. 1254 that May 9, 2016 will be a special non-working holiday to allow Filipinos “exercise their right of suffrage” in the upcoming local and national elections.

“President Aquino signed on Monday, 25 April 2016, Proclamation No. 1254, declaring May 09, 2016 as a Special Public (Non-Working) Holiday throughout the country to enable the entire citizenry to participate in the national elections and ‘to properly exercise their right of suffrage,’” Communications Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. said based upon an article published by

In a separate report of GMA News, a total of 54,363,844 Pinoys will vote in the local and national elections which is slated to fall on Monday, May 9, 2016.

The casting of votes according to Commission on Elections (COMELEC) will be done from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. only.

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