Recap of the past 24 hours

May 10, 2010

7:00 am – Voting begins. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo among the first to vote.

7:30 am – Bobom Perez completes voting in DAPSMeCS and leaves with family.

8:00 am- Voting crowd in various precincts around the city balloon to large numbers. Tension between the supporters of mayoralty candidates is reported in Nancayasan.

9:00 am – Confusion in the Central 1 precinct but generally peaceful.

10:00 am – More complaints about the slow movement of the voting are expressed by the people. The mounting heat is adding to their frustration.

11:00 am – More voters arrive in various precincts. Becomes more evident that with the sheer number of voters in ratio with the momentum and speed, not all voters may get to vote. This is aggravated by reports of PCOS machines failing in many parts of the country.

12:00 pm – Calls for the extension of the voting deadline.

4:30 pm – Comelec declares extension of the voting period to 7:00 pm instead of the previously set time to 6:00 pm.

5:00 pm – Seen on TV, Comelec announces that if voters get to within 30meters of their precincts by 7pm, Comelec will allow them to vote until 11pm.

9:00 pm – Voting ends in some precincts while it continues in others such as in Central 1

11:00 pm – Voting officially ends. Tallying begins

May 11, 2010

2:00 am – Tallying continues. Frontrunners in the local scene become evident but Comelec stays mum.

4:00 – Comelec decides to continue tallying at 7:00 am or 11:00 am

6:00 am – Seen on TV, Comelec promises a proclamation within the day.

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