By: Elena Grace Flores
Manila Bulletin Online
[VIDEO]: Imelda Marcos casts vote in Ilocos Norte with Irene after BBM’s turn.
Presidential Frontrunner on Election Day
Presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos casts his vote in Mariano Marcos Memorial Elementary School, Ilocos Norte first thing in the morning on election day. Then his mother, former first lady, Imelda Marcos follows suit. Her daughter, Irene Marcos assisted her. Mrs. Marcos pushes for the presidential bid of her son. But at the age of 92, her family decided not to put her at risk because of the pandemic.
His Mother’s Dream
It’s the dream of Mrs. Marcos for her son to become president. Despite her old age, she made sure to cast her vote early. Spectators can’t help but peep through the windows of the said presinct. She attempted to run twice for the presidency herself in the past but ended up withdrawing her candidacy.
The election day started normally with no obvious hiccups. The basic protocols for the prevention of Covid-19 spread are followed. One thing is obvious though, people are excited to go out to vote on election day without the fears of the virus.