May 13, 2013 declared a non-working holiday

@tipay26 (873)
Philippines
April 28, 2013 3:37am CST
Yes, you are reading this right May 13 a non working holiday which means we can no longer use work as a reason not to vote.Our President signed Proclamation No. 571 s.2013 which declares May 13 a special public holiday.Records states that 52 million Filipinos were registered to vote this year for the national and local elections.A total of 18,050 elective seats are at stake.Which includes 12 senators who will replace those whose six years terms will expire this year.Also up for grabs are the legislative and executive seats in 80 provinces,143 cities and 14,091 municipalities. So fellow Filipinos please vote wisely.
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14 responses
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
Sadly, I wasn't able to have myself registered just so I can vote this year. But given the chance, I'd surely vote those who are competent and not just popular or relatives of those that are already in the post.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
29 Apr 13
That is expected and is always like that. Election day is a big day for the politicians more like a judgement day for them. I just hope that election will be an orderly and peaceful one.
• United States
29 Apr 13
We have a lot of Spanish people from Mexico here in the U.S. They celebrate Cinco de Mayo which is a holiday in Mexico. the background of this holiday is a historical one. I looked it up once, but I don't remember the facts. From what I have heard from my friends whose family were born in Mexico, not manyy families celebrate this holiday any more. My former neighbor who was from Mexico,played an outdoor game called Pinata.
• Philippines
29 Apr 13
I am not voting. I missed two election before that is why my name was deleted in the registration and I failed to register again. But I am still glad because I'll have an extra 30 percent pay if I work on May 13. To those voting, vote wisely. Hoping for a peaceful election.
@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
28 Apr 13
I remember in the last elections, I served as the poll clerk in one of the voting precincts. It was terrible, I swear I needed 3 days of rest just to recover. But I am glad to have served in my own small way. Too bad the results then wasn't exactly to my expectations. Hopefully this time, our country will be able to undergo the much needed improvements.
@Angelpink (4023)
• Philippines
28 Apr 13
Hi ! Yes it is a non working holiday , it is an election day ! i do hope it won't be change to a buying day ! Hope this all dirty works be stopped and we should not vote those who is not God fearing because if one is then our vote is not wasted , because this man is expected to do nothing but all good and righteous things . I hope we will vote because of what inner voice tells us , because this is not for us but for the future of the children and children's children.
• India
28 Apr 13
i am indian but i am going to say my all philipion friend you should give your vote president that is ur right and give your suggetion about your president and aware your near about people vote is our right e should atke our rights,,,,,,,,,and give your choice for best one one ?????
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
28 Apr 13
Hi, It would be a grand time to go the polling place early, cast the vote and hit whatever destination one may fancy, beach, camping ground, picnic park or just loaf around the favorite haunting places and having a good time, right? Sadly that is not the case with me, I have to go to work and monitor the progress of the whole thing from start to finish, from morning till night and back again. When one is tasked with responsibilities to make this election an orderly and peaceful one, holiday is as far as the nearest galaxy for me. I had to start the day looking if everything is in order, ballots delivered and accounted for,PCOS machines in good working conditions, voters escorted to their respective polling precincts, trouble makers kept at bay, the list could go and on until the last candidate has been declared and everything returns back to a semblance of normalcy, twenty four, forty eight hours later. It is a big joke why would everyone call this a holiday, well for those who has nothing to do but vote, enjoy the day. For us public servants, it is the usual round the clock of work with the added burdens and responsibilities multiplied to the nth degree with the same rate of pay as ordinary workdays.
@danix1982 (593)
• Philippines
28 Apr 13
thanks for this info tipay! we don't have any reason now of not to vote,it's our responsibilities to secure our family's future by voting the right candidate. have a nice day!
• Malaysia
28 Apr 13
election day for Malaysia this year is fall on May 5 and this is sunday so holiday, yea huuuuu
@cyjh21 (160)
• Philippines
28 Apr 13
It really makes me feel sad everytime I hear about the Election Day on May 13... Because we have to work. I am under a Korean Company so we will have work on that day.. :( Though i know that i can still vote because my shift starts at 12 noon.. But i usually stayed in the polling place or outside to wait for the result... I guess i can't do that again this year.. :( Anyway, yeah.. Please vote wisely everyone.. :)
@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
28 Apr 13
Seems that you are very much prepared with the coming election. Well, that's good to know. Yes, our vote can do great things. This is our time to express ourselves by choosing the right person for the position. Have a great day!
@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
28 Apr 13
Thanks for the info. I am excited for the election to come since it will be my first time to serve as paralegal. I am hoping that everything will be in order from the start of the election up to the end of the canvassing. I also urge everyone to vote wisely. This is the time, the right time to decide if we really want a change, change for the better. We should not be blinded of the sweet words and promises of some of the candidates. We need to research about the background of every person who wants to be elected so as not to put into waste our precious votes.
• Philippines
28 Apr 13
Yes of course,so that we can all vote for it is our obligation and rights to vote and to choose our leaders and we do need that too for like here in our baranggay (A town with leaders)they don't give us employment or business clearance if we are not a voters and they will check that in the computer if we are registered voters or not.Voters i.d is also a valid id we can use which is non expiry and we can only have that if we are only voters. so let's vote.