690 centenarians in Taguig voters’ list

MANILA, Philippines — Her name reportedly appeared on the latest voters’ list in Taguig City: Rosalyn Ricafort Galvez, 127 years old.

Galvez was not alone. At least 690 more voters aged 100 years and older have been spotted in city records being prepared for the country’s first automated elections next year, according to a former lawmaker.

And of these centenarians, 621 share the same birthday: Jan. 1, 1901, Etta Rosales disclosed Wednesday.

“Cheating is being done now,” the former Akbayan party-list representative said as she warned that more “polluted lists” of voters could go unchecked despite the shift from manual to computerized elections.

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