Alleged Buying of Votes During the Recent Barangay Elections

Last May 14, Filipinos were given the chance to vote for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan hopefuls who they think deserve the position. The Halalan 2018 is one of the most awaited days of the candidates to determine whether they will get the position or not.

The candidates for the Barangay and SK did their best during the campaign period to earn the trust and the sympathy of the mass. Some used witty slogans and posters while there are others who roam the streets with their signature campaign jingle.

Unfortunately, there are some candidates who resorted to dirty strategies in order for them to secure a position in the government.

Recently, a concerned Facebook user named John Sherwin Deluna Dagdag turned to the social media platform to expose a vote-buying incident in his barangay.

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John Sherwin posted a photo of a 50-peso bill together with a small note indicating the name of a Barangay Kagawad candidate as well as a 500-peso bill with the name of a Barangay Captain hopeful.

Although John Sherwin covered the names of the candidates who gave money to voters for safety purposes, he cannot contain his anger towards the alleged vote-buying.

Gusto nyo ng pagbabago pero binenta nyo mga boto nyo kung di ba naman kayo mga g*** at mag hahanap ng serbisyo na bago yung may pagbabago at hinde pang ga****.

Gusto nyo makakita ng serbisyo na totoo yung may malasakit sa inyo iboto ang kandidato na serbisyong totoo ang isusukli sa inyo hinde ang serbisyong pang****

Vote buying is illegal in the country. Although there are many cases when politician-hopefuls tried to bribe voters and were punished according to the law, there are still a number of candidates who are trying to buy votes in exchange of years in the position.

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