Palace: Go out and vote on Monday

MANILA, (PNA) — Malacanang has urged the public to vote on Oct. 28, Monday, for the barangay polls.

“Go out and vote and make sure your officials, the ones you vote for, will reflect your inclination towards your needs, the needs of your community,” Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said at a media briefing.

Valte said the barangay elections is as important as the national polls because village officials are usually the first to respond to the needs of the community.

There are a total of 809,136 candidates — 94,124 for barangay captain and 715,012 for kagawads in 42,028 barangays across the country, Commission on Elections said.

The number of registered voters is 54,051,626.

Voting hours shall be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Votes will be counted manually.