Pinoy celebrities exercise their right to vote
Yesterday’s event was one of the most significant moments in the Philippines as citizens face the heat and crowd to vote for their desired candidates for government positions.
Similar to the 2016 elections, Filipinos once again trooped to the voting precincts to elect a new president who will lead the country for six years. After months of tireless campaigning and learning about their favorite candidates, the time has come to make their voices heard.
Even notable celebrities took the time from their busy schedules to flock to their assigned precincts to make a difference with their votes. Here are some of them:
She was one of the local celebrities who went out to vote early. Her sister Kaye and mother Min also accompanied her to vote. Kathryn then posted a photo on Instagram showing their marked right index fingers, indicating they finished voting and had no problems.
The Megastar cast her vote alongside her husband and Vice Presidential candidate Kiko Pangilinan at their designated precinct in Silang, Cavite. She shared that they expected no VIP treatment from the precinct and that lining up to vote is not a big thing compared to fighting for the future of the country. However, she does feel nervous about the turnout yet remains hopeful that her husband might pull through.
Like many young voters, Francine was excited to cast her vote for the first time. She’s also hopeful that her fellow voters will make the right choice for the country’s future. She uploaded a selfie doing a finger heart and encouraged her fellow youth to elect leaders who genuinely care for their countrymen.
After months of showing her devotion and support to her husband, action star and senatorial aspirant Robin Padilla, the former host and actress finally voted. She went to her voting precinct as early as 7:00 a.m. and shared that she became emotional as she was voting for her husband.
The ‘90s superstar was accompanied by her husband, Rivermaya frontman Mark Escueta, in voting for the next Philippine officials. Aside from following their principles, the couple also based their decision according to what they think is best for their children, Pele and Vika. Jolina posted a photo on Instagram, with the caption dedicated to their children, saying it’s proof that they fought for a good future for them. She added that she also hopes that their children grow to become good citizens and care for their countrymen.
Similar to Jolina and Mark, actress and model Jasmine dedicated her votes to children as they’ll help shape the future of the Philippines. She then called on her followers on Instagram to “be involved in any way you can in our communities. Whether loud and big or small and quietly” through a photo where she shows off her inked finger.