MANILA, Philippines — People voted “out of necessity” as they picked politicians who were included in the “narcolist” of President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacañang said Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the voters may have voted the politicians who had helped them in the past. “The dynamics of local elections are different, [it’s] more [out] of necessity,” he added. READ: Some politicians on Duterte’s ‘narcolist’ win in local pollsDuterte earlier said he released the narcolist to warn the public. Elections credibleADVERTISEMENTDespite various glitches that marred the elections, Panelo said the midterm election was credible.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer May 16, 2019 11:26 UTC