KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/27 May) -- The Commission on Elections in North Cotabato said the reported discrepancies in the tally of votes for some senatorial candidates were merely “clerical errors” on the part of the Board of Canvassers.?
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 May) – This city is home to President Arroyo's?outspoken ally, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte but residents voted mostly for the Genuine Opposition senatorial ticket.
MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/22 May) -- Bukidnon, home of administration senatorial bet Rep. Juan Miguel Zubiri, made him number one among the Senate 12 but overall, the province went for the opposition at 7-3-2, seven from the Genuine Opposition, three from Team Unity, and two independent bets, according to the final provincial count from the Commission on Elections here.
The Genuine Opposition scored 8-3-1, with 8 GO members making it to the top 12, against the Administration’s three and one Independent but Loren Legarda, not Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, topped the senatorial race here.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 May) -- Ten candidates for senator from the Genuine Oppositio and two Independents made it to the top 12 here, according to the final and unofficial result from National Movement for Free Election (NAMFREL) quick count here.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 May) – Despite the endorsements of City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and televangelist Apollo Quiboloy of the administration’s Team Unity ticket, eight senatorial candidates of the Genuine Opposition made to the top 12 here with Sorsogon Rep. Francis Escudero emerging as the top choice, according to the final and unofficial count from Namfrel as of May 19.
SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao (MindaNews/16 May) – As expected, Maguindanao province delivered 12-0 in favor of the Administration’s Team Unity, with Ilocos Sur Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson leading the slate in about 73% of the precincts canvassed at the provincial capitol here as of 11 a.m. today.
MARAWI CITY (MindaNews/15 May) -- If early returns of the Certificates of Votes (COV) are to be believed, Maranaos are only keen in voting for their local bets but not for the Senate.
KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / May 11) – Known opposition bailiwick South Cotabato has opened its territory to three administration senatorial and an independent candidate.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 May) -- It’s also 6-4-2 in favor of the Genuine Opposition (GO) in Mindanao as it is nationwide, just as only one Mindanawon made it to the Senate 12 in the latest Social Weather Station (SWS) nationwide survey: Juan Miguel Zubiri (TU), who landed second in Mindanao, is ninth to tenth nationwide.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 May) -- On television and in person, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has appealed to Dabawenyos to support the “candidates of President Arroyo.”