Blunder over Aiko Melendez's voter name
MANILA, Philippines - Actress and former Quezon City councilor Aiko Melendez was registered under her name from a former marriage with model and chef Martin Jickain for the 2013 elections on May 13.
Melendez was listed under "Aiko Melendez Jickain," which made it difficult for the actress to find her name on the precinct list. The marriage was annulled in 2010.
"I'm so surprised. Bakit ganyan? Buti na lang, ‘di ba, kahit papaano, nahanap dahil importante na makaboto ako (I’m so surprised. Why did that happen? Good thing I eventually found it because it was important that I get to vote),” Melendez told ABS-CBN.
Despite the mix-up, Melendez was determined to make her vote — and she did.
"Hindi ako susuko nang ganoon lang, especially since I was very vocal sa mga taong gusto kong suportahan na mahalal. (I did not give up that easily, especially since I was very vocal about the people I wanted to support),” she said. - Rappler.com