ANC taps into social media for Halalan 2010


Posted at May 10 2010 04:12 PM | Updated as of May 11 2010 12:43 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Wherever you are, you can be part of ANC’s Halalan 2010 coverage by contributing to various online platforms.

Send reports, photos and videos—anything that will help ANC viewers see what the elections are like in your area.

In the Twitterverse, you can send tweets and photos via @ANCALERTS and @ABS-CBN_HALALAN.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag Halalan (#halalan), which is the No. 3 trending topic on Twitter worldwide, as of posting time.

In Facebook, check out the discussions on the pages of ANC 24/7 and Boto Mo, iPatrol Mo (BMPM): Ako ang Simula.   

You can also log on to BMPM’s Multiply site at

But if you’re not into social media, then you can send voice messages to (02) 411-2676.

You can also e-mail or You can also send your text messages to 2366 by typing IREPORT <Space> name, address, age, gender.

Hotspots site

Meanwhile, a website worth looking at is BMPM’s Hotspots where registered users can report election-related anomalies.

These reports, in turn, are grouped according to topics plotted in the Philippine map to give a better view of where the hotly contested races are.

As of 12:22 p.m. of Monday, May 10, most of the incidents plotted on the map were incidents of problems with the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines and transmission, with 24 plotted on the map.

Twenty reports on incidents of harassment and violence while 16 reports on voters’ concerns were received.

You can add your reports on the BMPM Hotspots map by signing up at

Latest tweets and photos

Some Twitter users have sent tweets via @ANCALERTS such as Lily Selibio (slirra) who said: “Since 8 AM this morning, only 136 people were able to vote out of 600+ present in CDO-Carmen precincts.”

Paeng Palis (paeeeng) , meantime, complained about the process of getting numbers before voting: “Voters have to get numbers ‘a-la bangko’ before voting here at Niugan, Cabuyao, Laguna. Is this SOP?? Pls tell COMELEC.”

While Christian Pantaleon (christiandom) tweeted that the lines were not moving in Perpetual Village 7 in Bacoor, Cavite. He also said he has been waiting for 2 hours.

Some netizens also sent photos to ANC via Twitter and Facebook.

Jennifer Rivera (jaewalking1022) tweeted photos from the polling precinct in Cabetican, Bacolor, Pampanga. She noted that there were only 2 PCOS machines available for all the voters who trooped to the precinct.

In Facebook, Dino Benjamin Perez posted photos of the voting in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. With the long lines, he called the place the “Vote Market.”

Serge Oshiro Abrao also posted photos on the ANC 24/7 fan page from Digos City, where it actually rained. But the rain did not stop people from going to the precincts to vote.

With these problems hounding the conduct of elections, Vanessa Peralta (vperalta2k3) asked on Twitter: “can the elections be extended tomorrow?”

While the Commission on Elections (Comelec) just extended voting period, there is no harm in wishing. The voting period on Monday will end at 7 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. Malacañang, however, already announced that May 11, Tuesday, will not be a holiday.