Kiss and kick

PERFECT. At clustered precinct No. 6 located at the Ilocos Norte National High School, the election went as okay as it could get. All 597 voters, accounting for a 72.4% turnout for Laoag City’s Brgy. 3, were able to cast their ballots without trouble. There were no rejected or spoiled ballots, not one. Poll watchers did not observe any irregularities, too.

    Kudos to Mark Anthony Tomas, the youthful chair of the Board of Election Inspectors, and his team for a job so well done.


    THUMBS DOWN to the polling center at the Agripino P. Santos Elementary School in Laoag City. All three precincts were located on the second floor. Handicapped voters and senior citizens, including my parents, had to take steep, two-part stairs.

    There were many classrooms on the ground floor.