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How we participate in the May 10 Elections

Submitted by: regina
On: 10/05/2010

Today, May 10 is Philippine Elections Day. We are providing news of  the elections as sent to us by Good Shepherd Sisters and friends nationwide.

The day started early at the Good Shepherd Convent in Quezon City. A Eucharistic Celebration was celebrated by Fr. Roque d'Costa at 5:30 a.m. Sisters went early to the polling centers to cast their votes and then to be pollwatchers in various precincts.

QRT@1043 in charge of food, prepared sandwiches for those who are in the Roving team and those who will go to the polling centers as pollwatchers.

Sisters from other communities also sent their messages:


From Virac, Catanduanes

Congratulations for this wonderful effort!! (QRT@1043) We, in Virac had our day of fasting and prayer.. round the clock adoration for the same cause.  Today, May 10, instead of Mass in our chapel, we joined the Diocese -Mass and special prayer at the Cathedral for a peaceful and honest election, etc.  After Mass, our contemplative sisters went straight to their voting place and voted. Mabuhay!!


(Sr. Mercy Ang RGS)

Good Shepherd Community, Quezon City

After breakfast, Good Shepherd Sisters began their Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament and prayed for clean, peaceful and honest elections.

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed the whole day of the elections.
Sr. Madeleine Nicolas RGS

Bukid Kabataan, General Trias, Cavite

Children in the Bukid Kabataan residence prayed for non-violent elections in the country. The boys and girls in the residence started their prayers Sunday. Good Shepherd Sisters who registered in the area voted early in their respective precincts.

Sr. Marites Mahinay RGS

Good Shepherd Generalate, Rome

I'm very happy to see the updates and photos on the website.  I am one with you in prayer.  We'll include this intention in our mass this afternoon.

Sr. Yolly Borbon RGS
Good Shepherd, Iligan

As of 10 a.m., May 10. PCOS machines doing well.

Sr. Edna Fuentes RGS

Good Shepherd, Pagadian

  • Election watch list in Zambo del Sur
  • Category 1- Dimataling, Dinas, Labangan, and Lapuyan
  • Category 2-  san Pablo, Kumalarang, Tukuran, San Miguel, Margosatubig, Bayog, Lakewood, Mahaya
  • Installed PCOS successfully, but it took 2 hours
  • Observant-smartmatic: di alam gagawin

Sr. Alice Andres RGS (as reported to Sr. Ailyn Binco RGS)
Loyola, Quezon City

This a.m. Haba pila sa Mirriam College; priority given to elderly citizen; suggested to have other lines for other voters.

Sr. Cecile Torres RGS (sent by txt message to Sr. Ailyn Binco)

Roving Team

Prevalent were long queues in the polling centers, and voters had to spend hours in the precincts to cast their votes. There were voters who, though they arrived early in the polling places, had to leave without being able to cast their votes.

In Balara, precincts were located on the third floor of the building and senior citizens had difficulty climbing the stairs. The overcrowded polling places and the heat prompted others to go home.

Sr. Patricia Perez RGS (QRT@1043)


Sta. Rita Batangas started voting at 10 a.m. due to defective PCOS machines
In Barangay Cuta Batangas, some ballots were already filled up with the local level candidates.

As of 8 p.m., initial results, Aquino leads in the presidential race, Binay for vice-pres. 

Sr. Anya Borbon RGS


We joined the group, Kontradaya, in monitoring the conduct of the elections in Manila. We went to the precincts in Ramon Magsaysay High School. Many voters who are senior citizens complained about the precincts located on the second or third floors of the building.

Many voters could not stand the long queues and had to go home.

Sr. Emma Marzan RGS 
Quezon City, PPCRV

I was one of several Good Shepherd Sisters who went as PPCRV (Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting) volunteers in Quezon City. In the precincts located at the Project 3 Elementary School, no PCOS machine was defective. The counting of the ballots after  7 p.m. went smoothly and orderly.

Sr. Teresita Figueroa RGS

Contemplatives of the Good Shepherd, Innsbruck, Austria

Please be assured of our prayers for peaceful, clean and honest elections! God bless.

Sr. Elena Jalop CGS

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