Philippines – Election 2013


Over 52 million voters will choose who among 44,448 candidates deserve to occupy 18,053 government positions in the country’s second fully automated elections today.

Up for grabs are 18,053 positions: 12 senators, 233 district congressmen, 58 party-list representatives, 80 provincial governors; 80 provincial vice governors; 766 provincial board members; 143 city mayors; 143 city vice mayors; 1,598 city councilors; 1,491 municipal mayors; 1,491 municipal vice mayors; 11,932 municipal councilors; as well as one Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) governor; one regional vice governor; and 24 regional assemblymen.

A total of 33 senatorial candidates are vying for the 12 Senate seats while 123 groups are officially qualified for the party-list race.

Six hundred thirty are running for congressman; 202 for governor; 191 for vice governor; 1,755 for provincial board members; 3,894 for mayor; 3,823 for vice mayor; and 33,703 for municipal councilors.

Meanwhile, there are six contenders for ARMM governor; eight for ARMM vice governor and 80 for ARMM assemblymen.

Let’s hope for a PEACEFUL and HONEST election !

Most of ALL, VOTE WISELY as the Filipino people deserve a DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT that will implement GOOD GOVERNANCE which will then earn the Philippines a “reputable stature” we’ve so long been entitled to.


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