Though a report recently of a faulty test run of automated machines, "Elections must push through ... as mandated by law," said presidential front runner Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III in a statement issued later that day. "Our people want new leadership." Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1987767,00.html#ixzz0nUNGs1sm
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- One dead in the first Philippine Election day Killing - The first person to be killed is the supporter of a local politician in the southern Philippines on the day of national elections.
- One dead as Mayoral bets' supporters clash in Palawan - In the clashed before dawn of Monday in the municipality of Brooke's Point Palawan province, one person as mayoral bets supporters was killed.
- In Zamboanga Sibugay province was hit by a loud blast Sunday hours just before polling precincts open in the country's first automated elections.