161 flying voters discovered in Manila

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  • The authorities have discovered more than 150 flying voters in Manila
  • Complaints were already filed against the said voters
  • The discovery came 2 months before the barangay elections

A new group of alleged “flying voters” were discovered in Manila, almost two months before the baranggay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

But when the authorities went to the Zosima Building at Barangay 269, Zone 25, District III Manila, where most of the said voters were addressed, they saw a padlocked door, storage room, and very small housing unit.

The chief of the barangay, Domingo Vacal and another complainant, Ramon Cheng, already filed a case against the flying voters before the City Prosecutor’s Office on Monday.

It turns out that some of the flying voters are from Navotas.

According to Vacal, the voters were paid P1,000 each after registration and were promised to receive payment again after voting.

COMELEC (Commission on Elections) Spokesman James Jimenez said they are now processing the verification of registered voters with the help of “election watchdogs”

This is the second time that flying voters were discovered after thousands of flying voters were identified in Pasay last month.