Vice Presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. today encouraged all registered voters to go out and exercise their right to choose the leaders they want for the country.
"This is our way of changing the course of our country. We should not waste it."
Marcos was one of the first voters who cast his vote at precinct 36A at the Mariano Marcos Memorial Elementary School in Barangay Valdez in Batac, Ilocos Norte.
He then proceed to the Batac Church for a short prayer and then had breakfast with his family at the Batac mansion. He is scheduled to fly back to Manila to be at his campaign headquarters in Mandaluyong City midday.
A "quick-count" action center has been set up in his campaign headquarters to monitor the conduct of elections and the election results.
Marcos said his "quick-count" nerve center in his campaign headquarters will enable all his volunteers and supporters to report to him directly what is happening on the ground.
“We will closely watch the developments. This is our own way of monitoring the conduct of elections as well as the elections results. We intend to actively participate in ensuring clean, honest and credible elections,” he said.
Marcos repeated his call to the public to be vigilant and take extra efforts to guard their votes. “We cannot overemphasize this to our voters. We all need to be involved in this endeavor because our future is at stake here,” he said.
"All those who want to report any irregularity in the voting should not hesitate to contact any of their watchers and volunteers for proper guidance and documentation."
Marcos is reminding voters that discrepancies in the vote receipts should be reported immediately to the Board of Election Inspectors for proper documentation.
“For any complaints, concerns and discrepancy please report to the BEI and the poll watchers. They may also contact our headquarters. We need to guard our votes, it is the only way to make sure that our true collective sentiments will be reflected in the final results,” Marcos concluded.