It feels good to exercise our right as a Filipino. Hubby and I finally exercise our right to vote on May 9, election day. We were newly registered voters as we have not voted in so many years because we were both busy with work. Now that I have retired from work and hubby has a little bit of free time, we were able to allot time to register last year.
To avoid long queues in polling precincts, we went to our designated polling place early. In less than 30 minutes, including the time we spent on waiting for our turn to vote, we were done voting. And yes, we voted for DU30! 🙂
The picture was taken at La Salle Greenhills Gymnasium in 2004. It was the site of the national tabulation center of NAMFREL’s (National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections) Operation Quick Count for the 2004 National Elections.
I’m the one in black blouse. With me are fellow reporters from the Philippine Star, Philippine News Agency and Manila Bulletin. We’re waiting for updates and or briefing from Namfrel people during the counting of votes. It was one of the tedious coverages for me because I have to be at the sight in the morning until around 7 pm. I was required to inform the desk of new figures and latest happening from the site. I covered the event from May 10 until the first few days of June (I think).
GMA won the 2004 Presidential election with just one million lead against the late actor Fernando Poe, Jr.