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Zubiris firm up control over Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/21 May) --  Bukidnon is still Zubiri country.

Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr. won over lone opponent, three-termer 1st district representative Juan Nereus Acosta with a margin of at least 250,000. Zubiri got 323,238 votes.

Resume canvassing in Sen. Ninoy Aquino town now

SEN. NINOY AQUINO, Sultan Kudarat (MindaNews/21 May) – The otherwise peaceful situation here has been marred by explosions from high-powered firearms Wednesday, causing the suspension of canvass which both mayoralty bets and their supporters  in this town named after Senator Ninoy Aquino (formerly Kulaman) want the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to resume immediately. 

(Latest: Comelec resumed canvassing in Sen. Ninoy Aquino town at 3:40 p.m.Monday, 21 May. A sound system was installed outside the Sangguniang Bayan session hall so people outside the hall can listen to the proceedings). 

Supporters of winning mayoral bet stage People Power in town named after Ninoy

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 May) – Supporters of the winning mayoralty bet in a town named after Senator Ninoy Aquino (formerly Kulaman) in Sultan Kudarat province have warned they would chain themselves to the ballot boxes to prevent the transfer of canvassing to Isulan town, some 75 kilometers away.

Duterte hints he might quit before his last term ends

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 May) -- Mayor Rodrigo Duterte did not categorically deny or confirm rumors he will not complete his last three-year term in favor of his lawyer-daughter, vice mayor-elect Sara, saying his decision will depend on his health.

Valencia City mayor-elect says victims of vigilante killings should get justice

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/18 May)– Valencia City mayor-elect Leandro Jose Catarata urged relatives of suspected drug pushers and users in the city who were reportedly killed by vigilantes to seek justice for their kin.

Padayon party carries Emano, Jaraula’s win in polls

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / May 18) - The vaunted Padayon Pilipino political party appeared to have delivered for Mayor Vicente Emano and Rep. Constantino Jaraula and ended the hopes of former Mayor Pablo Magtajas for a political comeback.

Comelec is clueless on who’s covered by election gun ban

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / May 18) -- The Commission on Elections here  admitted that it was clueless whether or not a Davao del Sur gubernatorial candidate or his bodyguards, who were suspects in the  killing of a mayoral candidate and his son in Malita,  were allowed to carry  firearms.

Post-election violence: fire destroys part of Buldon town hall

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 May) – The municipal hall of Buldon in Shariff Kabunsuan was set on fire at around 10:30 p.m. Friday (May),  destroying parts of the two-storey building, the spokesperson of the Philippine National Police in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) said.

Gov bet suspect in killing of Davao Sur bet, son

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 May) – The Philippine National Police has formed Task Force Sarmiento Thursday to investigate the Wednesday killings of a Davao del Sur mayoralty candidate and his son wherein the suspect is a gubernatorial candidate and outgoing congressional representative.

Davao City is still Duterte country

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 May) – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod is assured of election according to the latest partial and unofficial results from the National Movement for Free Elections’ (Namfrel) quick count

Del Rosario trounces Yayong for DavNor gov

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte (MindaNews/17 May) -- Former cabinet secretary Rodolfo del Rosario trounced incumbent Gov. Gelacio Gementiza for the highest post in the province based on results from the National Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) quick count released here on Wednesday.

Valencia mayor in tough fight with former vice mayor

VALENCIA CITY (MindaNews/15 May) -- Valencia City Mayor Jose Galario Jr. is holding tough in a neck-and-neck fight against former vice mayor Leandro Jose Catarata.

Reelectionist Iligan City mayor thanks residents for 2nd term

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/May 15)-- Banking on partial and unofficial reports of radio-based Media Election Count, reelectionist mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz called up a local radio early Tuesday morning to thank Iliganons for "reelecting me for the second term."

Sarangani’s Dominguez assured of reelection

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 May) – Sarangani Governor Miguel Rene Dominguez is assured of reelection, partial and unofficial reports say.

Grenade explodes in Acosta rally in Bukidnon; no one hurt

DAVAO CITY (MIndaNews/09 May) --- A still unidentified person lobbed a grenade at the rally of opposition bet for Bukidnon governor Rep. Neric Acosta Monday night, but no one was hurt, Malaybalay-based radio station DXDB reported.

Barangay, SK polls in October doubtful, says poll official

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 Feb) – An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has played down the possibility that the long delayed synchronized barangay council and Sangguniang Kabataan elections may still push through in October.

Gov Pinol to run for Vice Gov

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/17 Jan) – North Cotabato Gov. Manny Piñol, whose third term ends this May, is set to run as vice governor, saying it was the most difficult political decision he has ever made.