Captain John “Jojo” M. Abad made it compulsory for the barangay council and support staff to exhaust all possible support to the voters in Batasan Hills in time for the national and local elections in the Philippines on May 9, 2016 (Monday).
Among the six polling centers in the barangay (identified as: President Corazon C. Aquino Elementary School (PCCAES); Batasan Hills National High School (BHNHS); San Diego Elementary School (SDES); New Capitol Estates (NCE) Clubhouse; Filinvest II Clubhouse; and, Northview Clubhouse), PCCAES, BHNHS and SDES had pools of people offering quick finding of precinct numbers. It is noteworthy to mention that Capt. Abad, himself; Kagawads Edgar “Junjun” S. Macario, Jr., Jhorwin D. Santos and Roberto “Bobby” B. Miras; and, Barangay Secretary Edwin P. Misolas sat to cater to the queries of the citizens.
Capt. Abad and Kgd. Miras, chairmen of the Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committee, made it a point that the barangay ambulance and the barangay fire truck were on standby mode along IBP Road should accidents emerge.
Loyalty P.I.P.O.L. Watch, Incorporated, also known as Kaisa Batasan (in union Batasan), an assembly of community leaders who perform social work and who solve community problems through collective involvement, partnered with Red Cross 143 in providing first aid treatment to the voting population in PCCAES. Kabalikat Civicom, presently the largest group of responsible and active radio communicators engaged in public assistance to ensure public comfort and convenience, on the other hand, was stationed at BHNHS for first aid, too.
Barangay Public Safety Officers (BPSO) and Traffic Enforcers, under the directive of Bgy. Executive Officer Cleopas R. Gaspay, were, hand in hand with Quezon City Police District (QCPD) – Station 6, key factors in sustaining peace and order in all voting centers in Batasan Hills.
Environmental Police, Street Sweepers and other barangay staff, shepherded by Bgy. Administrative Assistant Adonis O. Monahan, served as ushers and usherettes to the registrants, especially the senior citizens, pregnant women and persons with disabilities.
Bgy. Treasurer Rey P. Parreñas headed the team who roved around the five polling centers.
Written by Aphrodite
Photos taken by Tess Nator