Teachers serving as Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) and poll watchers start their day early as they prepare for the influx of voters at the Araullo High School in Manila.
Military and police officers man the monitoring center at the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) Operations Building in Zamboanga City. The team, which gathers reports from the ground on the voting process and election-related incidents, is tasked to issue hourly updates.
No to vote-buying
Police officers distribute leaflets to voters at the Butuan Central Elementary School on the Philippine National Police’s anti-vote buying campaign dubbed ASIN (Ang Suhol Iwaksi Natin)-ILAW (Itaguyod Ligal at Wasto).
Hot election day
Voters from Barangay 106 Sto. Niño and Barangay 101 New Kawayan in Tacloban City carry umbrellas or cover their heads with small towels as they line up under the sun to cast their ballots. The temperature in the city on Monday reached a high of 33°C with heat index up to 40°C.
With the slow-moving casting of ballots, voters form a long queue outside the polling stations at Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School in Davao City.