ELECTIONS 2019

ELECTIONS 2019

Comelec cancels Oct. 26 special polls in SouthCot; prepares for Banas-Nograles proclamation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 01 October) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has cancelled the scheduled special elections on Oct. 26 for the...

Duterte dares local leaders to challenge 30-year rule of his family

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 June) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday dared Dabawenyos to establish a strong opposition party to challenge the three-decade...

Duterte’s youngest son on staying in politics: “depende sa tao”

DAVAO CITY (MindNews / 22 June) -- Incoming Vice Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte said his election to the second highest position in the local...

Duterte says Go can be senator until 2031 if “you just do your duty”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday expressed confidence that his long-time aide and now senator-elect Christopher Lawrence “Bong”...

North Cotabato elects first Lumad governor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /18 May) – Three-term Representative Nancy Alaan Catamco is North Cotabato’s first Lumad Governor.

High-powered guns, explosives seized in Maguindanao

DATU ANGGAL MIDTIMBANG, Maguindanao (MindaNews/17 May) – Government troops seized Friday several high-powered firearms and explosives from two groups who were engaged in a...

18th Congress will have 5 Mindanawon senators

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 May) – If bar topnotcher and reelectionist Senator Aquilino Pimentel III of Cagayan de Oro City is not dislodged...

Cynthia and Djalia: they lost in the Bangsamoro plebiscite but won the mayoralty

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – Cotabato City Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi and former Anak Mindanao party list Representative Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman lost in...

In Basilan, Akbars out, more Hatamans in

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – Akbars out, more Hatamans in. Basilan Governor Jim Hataman-Salliman won a second term, his brother Mujiv Hataman won...

Ecleo out; Dinagat’s new governor is human rights lawyer Kaka Bag-ao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – The reign of the Ecleo dynasty in Dinagat Islands is over. Two-term Representative and human rights lawyer Arlene...

Sibling rivalry: Only one Amante wins in Agusan Norte

Of the four members of the Amante clan who ran for various posts in Agusan del Norte, only incumbent Governor Angelica Amante-Malba, who ran...

Bong Go leads in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – Former Special Assistant to the President and now Senator-elect Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go obtained the highest number...

Mangudadatu couple to rule S. Kudarat, Maguindanao provinces

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – The husband will govern Sultan Kudarat province while the wife, neighboring Maguindanao, starting noon of June 30. Suharto...

Duterte siblings, 1st District councilors proclaimed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – The Duterte siblings and the 1st District councilors of Davao City had been proclaimed around 8:30 p.m....

‘Good’ voters’ turnout in Region 12 – Comelec

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) declared a "good" voting turnout of 74.3 percent in in Region...

Tamayo to replace Fuentes as governor of South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec), through the provincial board of canvassers (PBOC), proclaimed on Wednesday morning Tupi Mayor Reynaldo Tamayo...

Rivera wins again in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – The city's board of canvassers (CBOC) formally proclaimed Tuesday night reelectionist City Mayor Ronnel Rivera and...

Pols in Duterte’s narco list clash over poll dispute in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – Private armed groups of politicians once tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte in his drugs watch list were...

Moreno leads by wide margin in De Oro race

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – Reelectionist Mayor Oscar Moreno leads overwhelmingly over his opponent businessman Pompee La Viña based on...

4 children, 4 others wounded in 3 shooting incidents in Lanao Sur town

GANASSI, Lanao del Sur (MindaNews / 14 May) – Eight people were wounded in three separate shooting incidents that could have been perpetrated by...

Winning reps, councilors in Davao proclaimed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 May) – Newly elected representatives and councilors of Davao City’s 2nd and 3rd Districts were proclaimed on Tuesday afternoon, but the...

Malaybalay Mayor Zubiri loses to neophyte in House race

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/14 May) – For the first time, a Zubiri has tasted electoral defeat in Bukidnon. Incumbent Malaybalay City Mayor Ignacio Zubiri, who ran...

Fuentes concedes in major upset in South Cotabato’s political landscape

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/14 May) – Reelectionist South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance Fuentes conceded defeat Tuesday noon, a major upset in the political landscape of...

Suspects in Lanao Sur blast admit membership in MILF – Army

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) -- The suspects in the failed bombing attempt in Marantao, Lanao del Sur on Monday have admitted they...

Bomber in Lanao Sur fails, IED explodes inside van

MARANTAO, Lanao del Sur (MindaNews / 13 May) – The military here said an attempt to throw an improvised explosive device near soldiers guarding...

President Duterte votes in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 May)  – President Rodrigo R. Duterte arrived at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School to cast his vote on an hour and 30...

Lanao Sur polls peaceful – military

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews/13 May) – The military here said Monday’s elections in Lanao del Sur were generally peaceful, adding that martial law may be...

Youth sizzles poll volunteerism in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 May) – Majority of the volunteers to the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) of the Diocese of Marbel...

Mayor Sara Duterte hoping for a Hugpong win in Senate race

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 May) – City Mayor Sara Duterte on Monday expressed hopes the voters would vote for administration senatorial candidates to support her...

122 inmates vote in Malaybalay City

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 May) – A total of 122 detainees cast their vote at the Malaybalay City Jail in Monday’s midterm elections through a...

Voters decry long lines at school where President Duterte voted

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 May) – Voters at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School, where President Rodrigo R. Duterte had voted in previous elections,...

110 VCMs bog down in Davao Region

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 May) – A total of 110 vote-counting machines (VMCs) across Davao Region bogged down on Election Day, Police Regional Director Brig....

Mayoralty bet wounded in ZamboSur ‘encounter’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/13 May) – A mayoralty candidate was wounded while one of his supporters was killed in an alleged encounter with...

‘Malfunctioning’ VCMs disrupt voting in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 May) – Voting in some parts of Region 12 were disrupted on Monday morning due to problems with the Vote...

26 nabbed for liquor ban violation in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 May) – At least 26 persons have been arrested in parts of Region 12 for violating the ban on selling...

Jammed VCMs, ‘missing’ voters’ names mar voting in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 May) – Hitches that marred previous elections continued to disrupt voting on Monday’s midterm elections in parts of Bukidnon province. A number...

THE LEADERS YOU VOTED: Zamboanga Sibugay 2001 to 2019

Same family names? Swaps after “graduation” from three terms in office? Since People Power in 1986 toppled the Marcos dictatorship and restored democracy, we have...

THE LEADERS YOU VOTED: Zamboanga del Sur 1987 to 2019

Same family names? Swaps after “graduation” from three terms in office? Since People Power in 1986 toppled the Marcos dictatorship and restored democracy, we have...

THE LEADERS YOU VOTED: Zamboanga del Norte 1987 to 2019

Same family names? Swaps after “graduation” from three terms in office? Since People Power in 1986 toppled the Marcos dictatorship and restored democracy, we have...

THE LEADERS YOU VOTED: Zamboanga City 1987 to 2019

Same family names? Swaps after “graduation” from three terms in office? Since People Power in 1986 toppled the Marcos dictatorship and restored democracy, we have...

THE LEADERS YOU VOTED: Tawi-tawi 1987 to 2019

Same family names? Swaps after “graduation” from three terms in office? Since People Power in 1986 toppled the Marcos dictatorship and restored democracy, we have...

THE LEADERS YOU VOTED: Surigao del Sur: 1987 to 2019

Same family names? Swaps after “graduation” from three terms in office? Since People Power in 1986 toppled the Marcos dictatorship and restored democracy, we have...

THE LEADERS YOU VOTED: Surigao del Norte 1987 to 2019

Same family names? Swaps after “graduation” from three terms in office? Since People Power in 1986 toppled the Marcos dictatorship and restored democracy, we have...

THE LEADERS YOU VOTED: Sulu 1987 to 2019

Same family names? Swaps after “graduation” from three terms in office? Since People Power in 1986 toppled the Marcos dictatorship and restored democracy, we have...

THE LEADERS YOU VOTED: Sultan Kudarat 1987 to 2019

Same family names? Swaps after “graduation” from three terms in office? Since People Power in 1986 toppled the Marcos dictatorship and restored democracy, we have...

THE LEADERS YOU VOTED: South Cotabato 1987 to 2019

Same family names? Swaps after “graduation” from three terms in office? Since People Power in 1986 toppled the Marcos dictatorship and restored democracy, we have...

THE LEADERS YOU VOTED: Sarangani 1992 to 2019

Same family names? Swaps after “graduation” from three terms in office? Since People Power in 1986 toppled the Marcos dictatorship and restored democracy, we have...

THE LEADERS YOU VOTED: North Cotabato 1987 to 2019

Same family names? Swaps after “graduation” from three terms in office? Since People Power in 1986 toppled the Marcos dictatorship and restored democracy, we have...

THE LEADERS YOU VOTED: Misamis Oriental 1987 to 2019

Same family names? Swaps after “graduation” from three terms in office? Since People Power in 1986 toppled the Marcos dictatorship and restored democracy, we have...

THE LEADERS YOU VOTED: Misamis Occidental 1987 to 2019

Same family names? Swaps after “graduation” from three terms in office? Since People Power in 1986 toppled the Marcos dictatorship and restored democracy, we have...

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