Cellphones are not allowed on May 9. This Comelec rule and that fact that Board of Election Inspectors should not let voters bring home their receipts after voting may be one problem hard to contain. I joined fellow bloggers attending DZMM Teleradyo's #DZMMHandaKNB para Ipanalo ang Pamilyang Pilipino forum last Tuesday at the Dolphy Theater. With DZMM anchors Anthony Taberna, Gerry Baja, Karen Davila and Vic De Leon Lima, teachers, students NAMFREL, PPCRV and other interests groups gathered to discuss the elections preparations slated May9.
Comelec Commissioner Chief Andy Bautista, Department of Energy, PPCRV, AFP, PNP and Namfrel shared to the participants the scenarios that may happen on the said date. Teachers represented by MPSTA and other orgs asked Chief Andy Bautista the security risks and compensation clamor of the BEIs while other participants asked the adequate supply of electricity
Towards the end of the forum, mock election was demonstrated with Karen Davila insisting the possibility of some voters to not surrender the receipts. I totally agree with Karen since I've served as chairman of a precinct in Brgy Holy Spirit twice and the polling place I was assigned was a gymn with no space provided for vote secrecy. The forum explored possibilities that further widen awareness among voters. Thank you DZMM Teleradyo for the continued call for voter responsibility. For more info, please visit www.dzmm.com.ph and https://www.facebook.com/dzmmteleradyo/ and follow @dzmmteleradyo on Twitter.