Election 2013

Election 2013

Money politics and the May 2013 elections ‘High rollers’ rule Senate donors, give P795-M...

WHILE MOST of the tycoons who bankrolled candidates and political parties in the 2010 Presidential elections were curiously absent, the 2013 midterm elections still...

Money politics & the May 2013 elections: Poll laws in limbo: Firms can’t donate...

LAWYERS ARE taught early on to make the distinction between companies and their officers and shareholders. But Rona Ann Caritos, acting Executive Director of...

Money politics & the May 2013 elections: Top execs of barred firms funded...

First of Three Parts IN THEORY, elections are supposed to be the great leveler or equalizer of democracy. The vote of any ordinary man scraping...

Mayor-elect Zamzamin Ampatuan: “Democracy works in terms of real governance”

RAJAH BUAYAN, Maguindanao  (MindaNews/27 May) – If he had his way,  Engr. Zamzamin Lumenda Ampatuan ,  the newly-elected mayor of  this town, would rather...

Q and A with MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim: “Within this year...

DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (MindaNews/23 May) – The May 13 synchronized national, regional and local elections marked the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s first foray...

First time MILF voters’ top senatorial choice: “Anak ni King”

DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao  (MindaNews/23 May) –  “Anak ni King.” “Anak ni Idol.” Movie actor Fernando Poe, Jr. is nearly nine years dead but he...

Murad says victory of PNoy’s party is victory for the peace process; MILF to...

DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (MindaNews/20 May) – The victory of the President’s party in last week’s elections is victory for the peace process, Al...

Still all in the family: 16 of 26 govs reelected; 12 provinces elect exec-legislative...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 May) – Sixteen of 26 governors in Mindanao were reelected while 12 provinces elected members of the same families to both...

Priorities of Zambo City’s new mayor-elect: solve brownouts, criminality

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/19 May) – House Deputy Speaker for Mindanao Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar, now mayor-elect of this city, said the worsening power situation and...

Piñol flips, files electoral protest in Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/18 May) – Two days after conceding defeat to incumbent Cotabato Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza, former Cotabato Governor Emmanuel Piñol filed a protest...

Zubiri, Calingasan proclaimed Bukidnon top execs

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/17 May) – The Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC) in Bukidnon proclaimed governor-elect Jose Ma. Zubiri Jr. and vice governor-elect Alex Calingasan...

Bambi Emano wins Misamis Oriental gubernatorial race

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/17 May)—The father had fallen, but not the son. Rep. Yevgeny Vicente “Bambi” Emano was proclaimed the winner of the gubernatorial...

Mangudadatu rallies people behind “CHEAT Maguindanao”

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/16 May) – Cheat? No, it’s CHEAT. Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu denied allegations his team resorted to election irregularities in last Monday’s elections...

2010 question hounds Maguindanao’s elected in 2013: where to hold office?

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/16 May) – “Kung saan safe ang mamumuno” (where the leaders are safe). This was Maguindanao governor Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu’s response when asked...

Ecleos still dominate Dinagat politics

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands (MindaNews/16 May) -- Despite having one family member lose the race for Dinagat Islands’ lone congressional district, the Ecleo family...

Fuentes wins South Cotabato gubernatorial race

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/16 May)—South Cotabato Rep. Daisy Avance Fuentes (second district) won the hotly contested gubernatorial race, returning to the post she held for...

No proclamation yet of councilors for Davao City 2nd district

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 May) -- The City Board of Canvassers (CBOC) has yet to proclaim the elected councilors for the second district pending the...

Former radio broadcasters win city council, prov’l board seats

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 May) -- Three former local media practitioners, all of them women, have secured seats in the legislative bodies here and...

Valencia City ex-mayor Galario regains post

VALENCIA CITY (MindaNews/16 May) -- After losing in 2007 and 2010, former mayor Jose M. Galario Jr. has regained his old post from two-termer...

Mangudadatu’s proclamation as reelected Maguindanao governor: shades of 2013 in 2010

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/16 May) --  Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu rode a Simba armored personnel carrier, escorted by a military convoy, to his proclamation as Governor...

Mangudadatus, Sinsuat arrive for proclamation

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/15 May) – Maguindanao Governor  Esmael Mangudadatu arrived at the venue of the provincial canvassing here at 5:15 p.m. to  await  his...

Mangudadatu leads in count from 32 of 36 Maguindanao towns

UPDATED COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu is expected to be proclaimed winner of the Maguindanao gubernatorial race against lone...

Piñol concedes; accuses foe of vote-buying

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/15 May) – Former Cotabato governor Emmanuel Piñol had conceded defeat Tuesday afternoon to incumbent Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza. Piñol, however, said his rival...

Party-list rep wins House seat against Ecleo in Dinagat

DINAGAT ISLANDS (MindaNews/14 May) – The Ecleo dynasty in the Province of Dinagat Islands is losing its grip with Akbayan party-list Rep. Arlene “Kaka”...

Ilagan-Bian concedes race for Davao’s 2nd district rep

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 May) – Joji Ilagan-Bian, candidate for representative of this city’s second district, has conceded defeat to incumbent Rep. Mylene Garcia-Albano. Ilagan-Bian was...

CF memory card problems snag SouthCot canvassing

KORONADAL CITY(MindaNews/14 May)— Canvassing of votes by the Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC) in South Cotabato hit a snag Tuesday due to problems with...

ARMM Regional Board of Canvassers convenes; will resume Wednesday 2 p.m.

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/14 May) – The Regional Board of Canvassers (RBOC) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) convened at 6:14 p.m. Monday...

Ronnel Rivera proclaimed winner in GenSan mayor race

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 May) -- The city’s board of canvassers (CBOC) proclaimed before noon on Tuesday top councilor Ronnel Rivera of the People’s...

Darlene Antonino-Custodio loses to Pacquiao’s bet

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 May) -- After over two decades of dominance, the Antonino family here is finally yielding the city’s reins to an...

Retired police official leads Iligan’s mayoralty race

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/14 May)-- Riding on the platform of a better peace and order situation, a retired police officer appears headed for victory as...

‘Sniper fire’ meets convoy of Gov. Mangudadatu’s son

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/14 May) – The convoy of Buluan, Maguindanao Vice Mayor King Jhazzer Mangudadatu encountered suspected sniper fire in North Upi town on...

Minor glitches? Defective PCOS machines mar voting in Bukidnon, Zambo Sibugay

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/14 May) — Reports of defective precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines delayed the voting process in several clustered precincts across Mindanao...

1 killed, 4 wounded in ambush in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/13 May) – One poll watcher was killed and four others were injured in when unidentified gunmen ambushed their vehicle in Panglima...

Fewer PCOS machines blamed for long lines in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/13 May) — Long lines in this city’s polling places that were blamed on the fewer number of precinct count optical scan...

6 hurt in blasts, 1 killed in Lanao Sur’s ‘most peaceful election’

MARANTAO, Lanao del Sur (MindaNews/13 May) -- Three persons were injured when a grenade was lobbed at a polling center inside the state-run Mindanao...

MNLF-NorthCot says it won’t snub polls

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/13 May) -- A top official of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in North Cotabato has assured the Commission on Elections...

Rep. Pacquiao casts vote; expects ‘big win’ for PCM-UNA bets

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 May) -- Boxing sensation and re-electionist Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel Pacquiao has expressed confidence of a big win by his own...

IED explodes in Kabacan, 2 others defused in Shariff Aguak

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/13 May) -- A suspected improvised explosive device went off inside the Pilot Central Elementary School of Kabacan, North Cotabato at 12am...

South Upi mayoralty bet ambushed; nephew killed

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/11 May) -- A two-vehicle convoy of a mayoralty candidate in South Upi, Maguindanao was ambushed before dusk Saturday, on the of...

In Polomolok, discrepancies between labeled and actual weight of ballots may delay polls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 May) --  The elections in two clustered polling precincts in Polomolok town in South Cotabato could face delays or might...

SPECIAL REPORT: The ruling clans of Mindanao: same families in 50 years, 25 years

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 May) –  The Dimaporos of Lanao del Norte and the Plazas of Agusan del Sur are  the longest-surviving political clans in...

In Dinagat, Loreto town under Comelec control

SAN JOSE,  Dinagat Isands  (MindaNews/11 May) -- At least 84 combined troops from the police and military are now deployed in the entire province...

ARMM police trained for BEI work deployed; all-women police deployed Sunday

PARANG, Maguindanao (MindaNews/11 May) – Some 400 police personnel who have been trained to be members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) and...

Zambo Norte police nab 2 political supporters for vote-buying

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/11 May) – Two persons were placed behind bars in Sergio town in Zamboanga del Norte after the police charged them  for...

Comelec orders inventory of CdO election paraphernalia

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/07 May)--The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has ordered the inventory of all election paraphernalia in Cagayan de Oro City following...

‘Minor glitches’ for PCOS machines encountered in GenSan, Sarangani and SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 May) -- Except for a few technical problems, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said the ongoing final testing and sealing...

4 LP coordinators wounded in Basilan explosion

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/06 May) – Four Liberal Party (LP) coordinators were wounded when an improvised bomb exploded near the mayor’s house late Sunday evening...

Winners even before May 13 polls: 6 govs, 4 vice govs, 3 city...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 May) –  Six governors, four vice governors, three city mayors and seven congressional representatives in Mindanao have won even before the...

Mindanao 2013: richest region is vote-richest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 May) –  The richest region in Mindanao has the most number of registered voters while the poorest region has the least...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Overheard

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 May) – Yesterday morning, I went to the capitol grounds which is a favorite site of locals who love to jog or...

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