Today is a Philippine holiday for the holding of Barangay elections. The Barangay is a native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. Based on the enthusiasm we've seen in our neighborhood, it appears that these local elections are of more interest to many people than the national elections. There have been caravans of vehicles, many playing music, lots of colored balloons, etc. We're not sure everyone is completely into the election aspect ... some seem to just enjoy riding around with a group of people honking horns, making some noise, and generally having fun together!