LOOK: Duterte to use 'historical chair' in Barangay polls

Hernel Tocmo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 08 2018 11:47 AM

This is the armchair that then Davao City Mayor, now President Rodrigo Duterte, used to cast his vote for the 2016 National Elections. He will use the same chair when he cast his vote for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in Davao City.

DAVAO CITY – The wooden armchair that President Rodrigo Duterte used in the 2016 elections will be taken out of its glass display case when he casts his vote for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls on May 14 in Davao City.

The historical armchair is on display at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School. It now serves as a memento of when Duterte voted in their school as then mayor of Davao City.

Security around the campus has been tightened since Duterte is set to cast his vote there.

The polling precinct where the President voted in the 2016 National Elections is now a new 4-storey building, located near the entrance to give him convenient access.

Arlene Pernes, Principal of DRANHS, said crowd control measures will be in place to ensure orderly voting, compared to the 2016 elections when many voters remained in the school to witness Duterte cast his vote.