Category Archives: Elections

Sara Duterte to Senator Trillanes: leave me in peace or lose a billion pesos

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 June) – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte again lashed at Senator Antonio Trillanes IV after the opposition lawmaker accused the mayor’s father, President Rodrigo Duterte, of planning to perpetuate themselves in power by having his daughter run as senator next year and as president in 2022. “Leave me alone, Senator […]

165 families flee fighting in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 10 May) – At least 165 families were displaced after three days of fighting between government troops and New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas in Makilala, North Cotabato, reports from the municipal social welfare office said. Lina Canedo, Makilala social welfare officer, said 65 families fled at the start of hostilities on […]

Cotabato’s electric cooperative assures sustained power on May 14

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 8 May) – The management of the local electric cooperative in North Cotabato has assured voters and election staff of continued and sustained power during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on May 14. Engr. Godofredo Homez, general manager of the Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco), made the assurance during Cotelco’s regular blocktime […]

SouthCot worried over ‘areas of concern’ for upcoming polls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Apr) – Authorities are closely monitoring the boundary areas of this city and South Cotabato province due to potential security problems that might disrupt the conduct of the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Lawyer Jay Gerada, Commission on Elections (Comelec)-South Cotabato supervisor, said Thursday they have identified […]

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1 million residents to cast votes in GenSan, SouthCot for barangay and SK polls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Apr) – Some 1,077,376 residents in this city and South Cotabato province are eligible to cast their votes in the May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Lawyer Jay Gerada, Commission on Elections (Comelec)-South Cotabato supervisor, said in a media forum that the total number of voters comprise […]

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COMMENTARY: Panahom kalabot sa gidusong subli nga pag-oktaba sa eleksyon sa barangay

DIGOS CITY (MindaNews/24 April) — NIADTONG Oktubre 21 sa niaging tuig (2016) mao unta ang eleksyon sa mga opisyales sa barangay (ug dungan sab ang sa Sangguniang Kabataan o SK).  Pero, segun sa atong nahibaloan, wala kini mahitabo. Tungod kini kay naghimo man og balaod ang atong Kongreso nga ioktaba (postpone sa Iningles) kini ngadto sa […]

Palace says Hataman need not resign

MANILA, Philippines–Malacañang on Saturday maintained that Mujiv Hataman, acting governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, could stay in his job even after filing his certificate of candidacy for governor. While President Benigno Aquino III appointed him, Hataman was holding an elective post as officer-in-charge governor of ARMM, Undersecretary Abigail Valte, deputy presidential spokesperson, […]