Election 2010

Election 2010

‘Dragon Slayer’ ‘Kaka’ Bag-ao punches hole to Ecleo dynasty

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/18 May)–Dubbed by the local media as the “Dragon Slayer,” Akbayan Rep. Arlene “Kaka” Bag-ao finally punched a hole to the well-entrenched...

Vote-buying, vote-selling "virus" active in SK polls

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/31 October) --  So young and so corrupt. The Interfaith Movement for Peaceful and Clean Elections (IM4PeaCE), an alliance of peoples' organizations, NGOs,...

Money rules elections in Caraga; polls in 9 barangays reset

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/26 October) - Vote-buying dominated the conduct of Monday's Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in parts of the Caraga Region. Killings, massive...

Armed men burn 2 school buildings in Pikit

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/26 October) - Armed men believed to be supporters of defeated candidates in Monday's elections burned two school buildings in a village...

Failure of election declared in Lambayong

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/25 October) -- The election registrar of Lambayong town in Sultan Kudarat has declared a failure of election in Barangay Udtong after...

In Davao City, voter 'impersonation' is the new trick

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 October)---In addition to the usual complaints of missing names and the names of the dead appearing on the voters' list, an...

Bukidnon's election materials arrive via cargo forwarder

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 October) - Election materials for Bukidnon's two cities and 20 municipalities arrived late. Not only that, they were delivered via a...

All CDO polling precincts open Monday noon

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/25 October) -- Despite delays in the delivery of election paraphernalia to the 797 clustered precincts of the city, start...

Voting starts late in CDO, Gingoog City and Camiguin

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/25 October) - Voters in this city trooped early to the polling precincts to cast their votes for today's barangay...

Maguindanao Vice-Mayor held for electioneering offense but may face no charges

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/25 October) -- Vice mayor Alexander Tomawis of Barira, Maguindanao was held under restricted custody by elements of the...

Voting in 5 Pikit barangays marred by sightings of heavily armed men

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/25 October) - Five barangays in Pikit, North Cotabato requested the holding of barangay and Sangguniang Kabataang elections at the poblacion after...

Delivery of official ballots, other poll supplies for Malaybalay delayed

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/24 Oct) -- Teachers queueing for election paraphernalia from the City Treasurer's Office here went home dismayed late Sunday afternoon upon hearing...

Proxy wars, bidding in De Oro polls

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/24 Oct) -- The proxy war of big politicians is on as the voters troop to the city's polling centers...

NorthCot villagers seek transfer of venue of Monday's polls due to intense political rivalries

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/24 Oct) - A village chair and residents of a Moro-dominated village in President Roxas town in North Cotabato province have sought...

PNoy, Justice Secretary urged to speed up process in giving justice to massacre victims

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 October) -  Relatives of the victims of the Ampatuan Massacre and their lawyer are calling on President Aquino and Justice Secretary...

Toothpaste sachets, boxes of matches among giveaways in barangay election campaign

KALASUNGAY, Malaybalay City (MindaNews/23 October) -  Since the start of the campaign period on October 14, Marla Belican has been giving away 11-gram sachets...

C-CARE to field monitors in ARMM for barangay polls

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 October) -  The Citizens Coalition for ARMM Electoral Reforms (C-CARE) , the group that has been monitoring the conduct of the...

R-12 police intensifies operations for Oct. 25 polls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 Oct) - Police personnel in Region 12 or Southwestern Mindanao have intensified their security operations in various parts of the...

Rift mars work of poll monitor in ARMM

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/19 October) -- Bickering among members and officers of a foreign-funded election watchdog in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) might...

Malaybalay City: 46 barangays, 103 bets for barangay chair

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 October) - One hundred and three candidates are vying for the 46 barangay chair posts in the city which are up for...

More troops sent to Columbio in run-up to Oct. 25 polls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 October) - Citing alleged plans by the New People's Army (NPA) to disrupt the October 25 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan...

62 of 464 Bukidnon barangays are areas of concern in barangay, youth polls

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/17 October) -- About 62 of 464 barangays in Bukidnon are included in the Philippine National Police's list of critical...

R-12 police urged to forge peace pacts among barangay, SK poll bets

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 October) - The Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 directed all its units Tuesday to work for the immediate signing of...

Lanao election officer survives ambush

LINAMON, Lanao del Norte (MindaNews/7 Oct) -- An election officer of a hinterland municipality in Lanao del Norte and his two companions survived an...

Barangay election in Cotabato heats up; bet decries harassment

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/03 October) - The election season is heating up in the city with the burning of  a jeep of  a candidate for...

Election gun ban on; highway checkpoints up

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/25 Sept) – The North Cotabato Provincial Police Office has established additional outposts in strategic areas along the highway as they start...

ARMM poll watchdog prepares for October barangay elections

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/12 September) – Forty-five volunteers of a poll monitor in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will gather for three days starting Monday...

Poll watch leader backtracks on Comelec’s Yusoph

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/2 Sept) -- A well-known poll-watch leader has backtracked from his previous statement that Commissioner Elias Yusoph of the Commission...

Dumarpa on Yusoph kidnapping: it's not me

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/21 July) – Feeling alluded to earlier references by Gov. Mamintal Adiong Jr. that the kidnapping of Nuraldin Yusoph, son...

Caraga pols realign, join P-Noy’s Liberal Party

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews) – A new political realignment in the Caraga region is shaping up as four of the six congressmen in four provinces...

Police official says Bukidnon crime rate slipped during election period

M09crimerate MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/09 July) – Bukidnon’s crime rate from January to June 2010 decreased by 54 percent compared to the same period last year,...

Marawi raid yields no kidnapped Comm. Yusoph’s son

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/03 July) – Soldiers and policemen acting on a tip yesterday raided an apartment in Marawi City in search of the  kidnapped...

Elections commissioner’s son nabbed by own kin?

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews/25 June) - Nuraldin Yusoph, son of Elections Commissioner Elias Yusoph, is being held unrestrained by his kidnappers, some of whom are...

Comelec to reconvene Sarangani MBOC to correct errors

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 June) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will reconvene Friday the Municipal Board of Canvassers (MBOC) in Maasim town in...

Minus Ampatuans, Maguindanao celebrates ‘peaceful’ polls (2)

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao—In the province where the worst pre-election violence in Philippine history happened on Nov. 23, there was reason to celebrate when the worst-case scenarios on election day did not happen.

For security reasons, new Maguindanao gov to hold office in hometown (1)

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao (MindaNews/20 June) -- Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu will take his oath of office as the new governor on June 30 and deliver his inaugural address in his hometown Buluan, 40 kilometers from the provincial capitol here.

Davao City pols’ poll spending reports ‘unbelievable’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 June) – If the statements of election contributions and expenses for the May 10 elections submitted to the Commission on Elections...

Violence mars special polls in Lanao del Sur, “where election is business”

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / June 4) – A child died from stray bullets as armed followers of politicians in Lanao del Sur shot it...

Mindanao’s elected: same faces, same family names (3): The Representatives

Last of three parts DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 June) -- Only one of 56 congressional districts has no proclaimed winner: the second congressional district of Lanao...

Special polls in Lanao Sur, Basilan Sarangani and Samar

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews/03 June) – Special elections will be held today in 215 clustered precincts in four provinces, three of them in Mindanao,...

Mindanao's elected: The City Mayors (2)

2nd of three parts The 19 reelected city mayors are Dale Corvera of Cabadbaran, Dominador Jalosjos, Jr. of Dapitan, Evelyn Uy of Dipolog, Ruth de...

Mindanao’s elected: same faces, same family names (1)

1st of three parts DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 June) -- The “new” set of Mindanao’s top officials is not exactly new. Of 25 Mindanao governors,...

Rep. Pinol to sue CIDG chief over report on killing of supporter

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/24 May) – Outgoing Cotabato 2nd District Rep. Bernardo Pinol Jr. is set to file administrative charges against the regional director of...

CIDG report clears Catamco’s escorts

KIDAPAWAN CITY  (MindaNews/22 May) -- The lawyer and political advisers of Congresswoman-elect Nancy Catamco in North Cotabato’s second district claimed the investigation report of...

Maasim mayoralty winner to Comelec: nullify erroneous proclamation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / May 21) – An administration mayoralty aspirant in Maasim town in Sarangani province has asked the Commission on Elections...

Aide denies losing bet ordered burning of houses in Montawal

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/20 May) – The personal secretary of a defeated mayoral candidate in Montawal town in Maguindanao has vehemently denied their involvement in...

Armed men burn houses in Montawal; politics eyed

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/19 May) -- More than a hundred villagers from a town in Montawal, Maguindanao fled to nearby Kabacan town in North Cotabato...

'Warlordism' typifies ARMM polls, says poll monitor

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/18 May) – Despite speed in counting and tabulation of election results, still, the elections on May 10 in the Autonomous Region...

Ismael Veloso Mastura, the reluctant candidate

SHARIFF AGUAK , Maguindanao (MindaNews/16 May) – If Ismael “Dustin” Veloso Mastura, 39, had a choice, he would be happy running for...

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