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Download “Halalan” app to choose your candidates
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It’s three days before elections and I’m scared.
I just downloaded ABS-CBN’s Halalan app from the Google Play store.

Halalan app Halalan app

Upon clicking My Status, here’s what I got:

Halalan app

I don’t remember missing an election, unless it happened when I was studying in New York???
I voted in the last presidential election and the one before that.
Here’s a picture I took last May 10, 2010 at Xavier School, Greenhills, San Juan, where I’ve been voting since I was 18.

Election day

I really hope this is just a glitch in the Halalan app. Otherwise, I’m going to be very disappointed on May 13th. (please let me know if you have the same problem)
The app is great to download now because it acts a handy cheat sheet on who to vote for.
Here’s mine (feel free to copy):

2013-05-10 23.44.41 Halalan app Halalan app

You don’t have to vote for 12 senators. If you vote for more than 12, your ballot may be considered spoiled. So don’t screw this up.
For party list, I decided to vote in favor of the teachers, who need to get paid properly, in my opinion because they care for our children and shape their minds. It’s a tough job.

Halalan app

I tried to click on the other buttons of the app, but couldn’t see any entries for congressman, mayor, and vice mayor of San Juan. (Please let me know if you have the same problem)

Halalan app

If you’re voting in San Juan, please consider Ronny Zamora. He happens to be my favorite uncle, very brilliant, funny (ask Teddyboy Locsin), and the best man for the job (I know, shameless plugging).

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Please also consider my kinakapatid, Alan Peter Cayetano for Senator—someone I trust and believe in (tried and tested by me. I tested him and he passed, without his knowing it. Sorry I can’t elaborate, but I know he’s looking out for me.)

Alan Peter Cayetano

I was at lunch earlier with my friends talking about who we’re voting for and why. I told them to vote for Alan in exchange for one of the senators they’re voting so they told me to vote for Angara. A twitter follower also convinced me to vote for Hontiveros so I added her.
JC delos Reyes is my cousin and a good guy! I know it’s a long shot for him to win, but if you have space in your top 12, please consider him too.
So here’s a copy of my ballot so far. Please me know how the app works for you in the comments section.

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To know more about the app, click HERE.

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Me rin and thats funny i always vote

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CVS Reply:

were you able to vote or no?

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gummibear

i seem to like gordon and hagedorn because they made their cities great and unlike other candidates that only get voted because of ther dynasty or false marketinnnnggg!

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Alexis

Are u seriously voting for Cynthia villar? Just asking no negativity implied. [Reply]CVS Reply:May 12th, 2013 at 6:08 AMyes she is my tita. [Reply]gummibear Reply:May 12th, 2013 at 10:24 PMwhat exactly has she done? do you like her as a candidate or as a tita? these are very different things! [Reply]Michelle Grayson Reply:May 13th, 2013 at 11:14 AMShe’s a consistent Outstanding Congresswoman awardee. I could see her projects being implemented in Las Pinas. I think she’s far more better than other candidates out there who have no political experience/expertise. gummibear Reply:May 13th, 2013 at 1:01 PMno need to explain yourself!… Read more »

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The Infinity

I downloaded the app to see if it works. The choices for Mayor and Vice Mayor in San Juan came up (my place of residence is also in San Juan). The list of Congressman didn’t show though. Like you, I have the same Registration Status (Deactivated…) but the funny thing is in the ID Printing Status, it says “Cannot Be Printed Due to Deactivated Status” when in fact, I have my Voter’s ID! The San Juan Comelec office gave it to me a year ago when I followed it up. So weird! I will try to go to Xavier School… Read more »

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You have to consider voting for Honasan. He’s anti-RH, but he is authoring a bill that has been pending for more than 25 years. It’s called the National Land Use and Management Bill. It’s one of the most important bills at present which should be made into law. Also, I agree 100% in endorsing Alan Peter Cayetano and Rizza Hontiveros. They have advocated and defended the rights of the underprivileged and drafted important pieces of legislation. I will not vote for Angara because of the APECO issue. The APECO negatively affects the lives of farmers, indigenous groups, and other marginalized… Read more »

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Ludel

The COMELEC app is not reliable. I was able to verify my status at the COMELEC website and was given the exact result. However, the app says my records do not exist. Don’t worry about yours.

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CVS Reply:

ok thanks!!

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teadrinker Reply:

I exist as a registered and active voter in the COMELEC website, but I don’t exist in the Halalan app, hehe

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I exist as a registered and active voter in the COMELEC website, but I don’t exist in the Halalan app, hehe

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I am voting for Delos reyes (I trust you CVS), Magsaysay, Hontiveros, Aquino, Cayetano, Gordon, POe.

However, Christian Seneres seems to impress me during ABSCBN’s debate. His credentials are impressive. I am voting for him.

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Remember we had a “losers” party last elections? 😛 The guys we voted for president lost in 2010. HA! Anyway, we are voting for almost the same set of senatorial candidates. YAY! QC doesn’t have much choice for Mayor(Bistek or some unknowns. UGH) or Vice Mayor(I like Joy though) and my Congressman is Sonny Belmonte(another no choice, but I like him naman).

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CVS Reply:

yay!!

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what????? you’re not voting for binay???? jk

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nina altea

Yehey for jun magsaysay! I hope LP will make him a presidential bet for 2016, against Binay. We lost a good man in a plane crash last August, I pray that we will not lose another good man by not voting for him this election!

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CVS Reply:

he’s a good guy, but I think a younger president is better for 2016

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From what I know you get deactivated if you don’t get to vote in the latest two consecutive elections…which shouldn’t apply to you since you were able to vote in the last 2 elections [Reply]CVS Reply:May 10th, 2013 at 11:14 PMi hope so! [Reply]Clyde Abbott Reply:May 11th, 2013 at 12:41 AMI voted last 2007, but I missed 2010 election but still I got “DEACTIVATED DUE TO FAILURE TO VOTE IN 2 CONSECUTIVE REGULAR ELECTIONS” status? [Reply]purble Reply:May 11th, 2013 at 1:57 AMFrom http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/eleksyon2013/faqs Who can vote? Active registered voters, meaning newly-registered voters and existing voters who were able to cast… Read more »

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I voted last 2007, but I missed 2010 election but still I got “DEACTIVATED DUE TO FAILURE TO VOTE IN 2 CONSECUTIVE REGULAR ELECTIONS” status?

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purble

From http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/eleksyon2013/faqs

Who can vote?

Active registered voters, meaning newly-registered voters and existing voters who were able to cast their ballots in the last two elections, will be allowed to vote.

Note: A voter’s registration is deactivated when he or she fails to vote in two (2) “successive preceding regular elections.” In this case, if you were unable to vote during the 2010 Barangay Elections, and the 2010 National and Local Elections, you are now considered a deactivated voter who should have filed for reactivation during the registration period.

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national & local elections – May 2010
Barangay elections – October 2010

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Why should Comelec deactivate you just because you did not vote? You are still a citizen of the Philippines and its your choice after all whether to vote or not to vote. Its really a stupid notion that just because you did not exercise your right to vote, you are automatically disqualified/deactivated from the list.

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purble

I think that is their way of cleaning the voters’ list (i.e dead voters).

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