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Catholics prelates vote

Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas led Catholic prelates who voted in yesterday’s elections.

Villegas cast his vote at the Dagupan West Central Elementary School in Dagupan City, Pangasinan.

The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines arrived at the polling precinct at around 6:20 a.m.

Villegas said his voting experience was “smooth and orderly.”
“I was done in 20 minutes. Makes me proud to be Filipino,” he said.

Villegas said he did not have difficulty in choosing his candidates. “When you pray before voting, voting becomes easy and fulfilling,” he said.

Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo also cast his vote yesterday. The 61-year old prelate voted at the Isabelo School in Tondo, Manila.

“Voting was fast. Maybe because I’m a senior (citizen),” said Pabillo.

The head of the CBCP Commission on Laity was satisfied on the content of the voter receipt. “Who I voted for was in the receipt. I just hope it will transmit the same thing,” Pabillo said. (Leslie Ann G. Aquino)