After landslide victory, PDP-Laban treats DavNor residents

DAVAO CITY (May 16) — Leaders of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Laban ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in Davao del Norte treated their constituents at the Atrium of Tagum City Hall on Thursday, May 16. The PDP-Laban DavNor ushered the victory of the candidates for governor, vice-governor, three city mayors and five municipal mayors, two congressmen. The …

Comelec proclaims Nancy Catamco as North Cotabato Governor

DAVAO CITY (May 16) — After the long wait, the Commission on Elections and North Cotabato board of canvassers proclaimed Congresswoman Nancy Alaan Catamco as the new governor. Catamco garnered 272, 249 votes in defeating her closes rival Carmen Municipal mayor Rogelio Taliño 268,718. Catamco thanked the people of North Cotabato for the support given …

Supporters of rival political clans clash in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY — A 10-minute clash erupted Tuesday between armed supporters of rival political clans in the town of Talitay in Maguindanao province sending a few hundreds of civilians scampering to safer grounds. No casualty was reported in the incident. Maj. Arvin John Encinas, Army’s 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, identified the warring supporters as those belonging …

Floirendo, del Rosario lose hold on Davao del Norte

DAVAO CITY — A neophyte politician ended the 40-year rule of the del Rosario family over Davao del Norte province as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) proclaimed on Tuesday the winners in the May 13 elections. Proclaimed winner for governor of Davao del Norte is Edwin Jubahib, winning over Rodney del Rosario, the son of former …

PDP-Laban bets lead Davao del Norte race

TAGUM CITY (May 13)— Candidates of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) is leading the race for the top provincial post, partial unofficial results indicate . Partial unofficial count shows PDP-Laban’s Edwin Jubahib (PDP) garnered –117,623 against Rodolfo del Rosario Jr. (HNP)- 56,622. Vice Governor Rey Uy (PDP) – 111,321; Raymond Joey Millan (HNP) – …

Davao Region ‘generally peaceful’ amid reports of vote-buying

DAVAO CITY – Davao Region remains generally peaceful on the first hours of election day despite reports of vote-buying and liquor ban violations, officials said. Brig. General Marcelo Morales, Police Regional Office-11 (PRO-11) director, said Davao Region–especially Davao City–has still the highest security level compared to other areas in Mindanao. “We have the highest security level …

26 VRVMs Malfunctioned in Maguindanao town

PAGALUNGAN, MAGUINDANAO (May 13) —Twenty-six Voter Registration Verification Machines (VRVM) in Pagalungan, Maguindanao bogged down this morning. Of the twenty six, 25 were immediately fixed but it caused delays. The members of Electoral Boards resorted to the Election Day Voter’s List (EDVL) as reference to verify voter’s registration. Tahir O. Abo, Pagalungan election officer confirmed …

Voting in Cotabato normal despite twin explosions outside new City Hall eve of the election day

COTABATO CITY (May 13) — The election day here remains normal despite the explosions of twin bombs outside the New City Hall, last night. Two bombs exploded but no casualty was reported. Cotabato City Police Office (CCPO) spokesperson Maj. Jude Marlon Del Carmen said voters trooped to polling centers since early in the morning. “After …

800 Inmates at BJMP XI cast vote inside detention cells, under tight security

DAVAO CITY (May 13) — At least 804 Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) in Davao Region cast their votes for candidates running for the national office inside the  detention facility of  Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) 11 , under tight security. “The Comelec appointed special election board for the precincts that was established …