MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/09 May) — Police arrested on Monday a barangay chair in Cagayan de Oro City for vote-buying, the ABS-CBN reported.
Misca Salvador Sr., chair of Barangay Pigsag-an, was allegedly caught in the act of distributing money inside his house.
Police reportedly recovered from Salvador’s possession P41,000 in cash and sample ballots bearing the names of mayoralty bet Vicente Emano and his slate.
Emano, the former mayor who lost to incumbent mayor Oscar Moreno in 2013, is yet to comment on the incident.
The mayoral contest in Cagayan de Oro is a three-cornered fight among Emano, Moreno and outgoing congressman Rufus Rodriguez. (H. Marcos C. Mordeno)