Vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos is confident of victory as he cast his vote at the Mariano Marcos Memorial Elementary School in Barangay Valdez, Batac City, Ilocos Norte yesterday.
Marcos was among the first who voted in Precinct 36A. It only took Marcos around five minutes to vote.
According to Marcos, he is very excited for the elections as he felt the message of his campaign with running mate Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago was well received by the public.
Marcos said that nothing went wrong as he made sure that he shaded the ovals correctly and did what the Commission on Elections has been teaching the public.
“Madali naman ang proseso sana naunawan ito ng lahat ng botante,” he said.
The senator was hopeful for an orderly and honest election but admitted that there will always be problems regarding the voting process.
“Kahit papaano may magkakamali pero sana handa ang Comelec at Smartmatic para kung magkaproblema, maayos agad para hindi maapektuhan ang kredibilidad ng ating halalan,” he said.
Marcos added that they will conduct their own internal quick count but they will still be watching what will be broadcast and that they will also monitor the feedback in social media.
Marcos then reminded the voters to not let this opportunity of voting go to waste. “All registered voters, please go out and vote. Ito ang pinakaimportanteng karapatan – ang iparinig ang kanilang boses sa araw ng halalan,” he said.
Marcos also said that they received reports of vote buying but said they have no idea which party is doing it.
(Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos and Freddie G. Lazaro)