US commends Philippine mid-term polls


Posted at May 13 2013 09:46 PM | Updated as of May 14 2013 05:46 AM

MANILA - The Embassy of the United States commended the Filipinos for exercising democracy in today’s mid-term elections.
“We were encouraged to see so many Philippine citizens expressing their views and differences during the campaigns and making their voices heard at the polls today.  It was another reminder that citizens of both the Philippines and the United States share the core value of participatory democracy,” said the U.S. Embassy in a statement.
Around 20 staff members of the U.S. Embassy, formally accredited by the Commission on Elections, were allowed to observe the elections in the Philippines .
Casting of votes for the mid-term elections started at seven in the morning and ended at 7 in the evening.