Vote Buying: Residents of
Calbiga, Samar Allegedly Receives P3K To P10K
VOTE BUYING – Calbiga, Samar residents allegedly receives P3,000 to P10,000 in exchange for their votes.
Two night left before the voting precincts finally open for the Filipino voters. Surely, the candidates are thrilled to know the result.
Vote buying is also rampant in time of the election. It has been a tradition for some Filipinos to sell their vote to the candidates.
There are also election candidates who use the money to win. Vote buying is an illegal act. People who are caught involved in such activities will be facing legal charges.
In a previous article, authorities arrested 3 people in Barotac, Iloilo for vote buying. They seized three envelopes with P1000 cash, sample ballot, and a list.
There are also concerned netizen in Iloilo who shared pictures of the alleged bribery.
Meanwhile, a concerned voter from Calbiga, Samar shared a photo of the money that was distributed ahead of the election day.
On the Facebook page of Philippine Star, it says that the residents allegedly received P3,000 to P10,000 from vote buyers.
Commission on Election (COMELEC) director of Region 8, Felicisimo Embalsado appealed to the people to report incidents relating to the illegal act.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) and COMELEC previously called on the public to ignore or avoid vote buying and selling.
The post gathered various reactions from the netizens. Here are some of their comments on the post:
@Ilene L. Panopio: “sana…caught in the act… para proven guilty agad ang namimigay at kung sino ang nag-uutos”
@Paul Sablan Miranda RN: “Take the money and iboto kung sino ang totoong napupusuan na kapatdapat!”
@Milette Tabhan: “I wonder if fake din yung money when will this ugly culture end?!”
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