Most polling precincts open on time in Davao

May 10, 2016 5:18 am 

DAVAO CITY, May 9 — About 95 percent of the 1,441 polling centers opened on time Monday morning.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec)-Region 11 reported that Davao Region has 2,659,381 total registered voters. The region has 1,162 barangays with a total clustered precincts of 4,108.

Comelec reported that the biggest number of voters in the region is in Davao City with 873,670. Of the 182 barangays, its clustered precincts totaled 1,280 with voting centers of 271. It is followed by Davao del Norte with 525,342 registered voters spread out in 223 barangays with 801 clustered precincts in 271 voting centers; Compostela Valley Province with 408,539 registered voters in 237 barangays 648 clustered precincts in 286 voting centers.

Davao del Sur has total registered voters of 373,369 in 232 barangays with 600 clustered precincts with 241 voting centers while Davao Oriental has some 319,942 registered voters in 183 barangays with 514 clustered precincts in 242 voting centers. The newly created Davao Occidental province has 158,519 registered voters in 105 barangays. It has 265 clustered precincts in 130 voting centers.

So far, Comelec and the Philippine National Police (PNP) declared voting in Davao City remained peaceful and orderly.

Earlier, Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) election liaison Atty. Aileen Lizada reminded candidates not to allow their people to distribute sample ballots as this was earlier observed in some voting centers.

She said they do not want that there will be cases versus the candidates due to these violations.

On the other hand, Chad Ramos, systems operation manager of the Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) said they are on standby for any eventual power interruption.

He said the distribution lines leading to the voting centers were closely monitored to ensure continues delivery of power supply. (PNA)

LAP/LCM/DIGNA D. BANZON/LDP

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