Paper buntings of political candidates are last- minute reminders to voters to going to Gregoria de Jesus Elementary School in Caloocan City. Photo by Vincent Go.
Army personnel deployed to help secure polling precincts on Election Day at the North Bay Boulevard Elementary School South, along Radial Road 10 in Navotas. Photo by Vincent Go.
North Bay Boulevard Elementary School South in Navotas. Photo by Vincent Go.
The long, long queue. Photo by Vincent Go.
Under the protection of the ever-reliable umbrellas. Photo by Vincent Go.
The lines start at the ground up to the upper floors at the Gregoria de Jesus Elementary School in Caloocan City. Photo by Vincent Go.
Long lines - a common scene in many precincts in Navotas and other parts of the country. Photo by Vincent Go.
Temperature check. Photo by Vincent Go.
The VCM at polling precinct in Maria Clara High School in Caloocan city malfunctioned a few hours after the start of voting. The machine had to be pulled out for emergency repairs at the COMELEC in Intramuros, Manila. Voters resorted to manual voting procedure. Photo by Vincent Go.
Candidate leaflets littered the stairs at Maria Clara High School in Caloocan City. Photo by Vincent Go.
The partial and unofficial tally of the May 9 election results from the Commission on Elections’ transparency server showed Ferdinand Marcos Jr., known by his childhood nickname Bongbong, getting a landslide victory that carried also his running mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of outgoing president Rodrigo Duterte, and a number of senatorial candidates allied to him.
Monday’s elections capped months of campaigning that showed the superiority of awesome political machinery that used disinformation to shape the people’s minds and win their votes over passionate volunteerism.
Just like in past elections, Filipinos trooped to the polls in huge numbers and lined up for hours enduring the summer heat and the disorganization of poll officers, to exercise their duty to choose their leaders.
Tempers flared with reports of malfunctioning vote-counting machines and missing names in voters’ lists. There were reported incidents of violence in some areas. But the Comelec said those were isolated and declared the 2022 Elections “quite peaceful.”
Here are memorable images of May 9, 2022, through the lens of photojournalist Vincent Go.