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Rappler's latest stories on election security


Thousands of cops deployed for barangay, SK elections 2018

May 13, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Authorities are focusing on areas with a history of election-related violence and those with intense political rivalries

Security forces from Bacolod City are sent off on May 11, 2018, for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. Photo from Bacolod City Police Office

Cebu police bare risks on election day

May 08, 2016 - 9:55 PM

The Cebu Provincial Police Office runs through some possible risky situations come May 9

Photo via SunStar

Security forces on alert ahead of tense PH elections

May 08, 2016 - 4:05 PM

Commission on Elections commissioner Luie Guia says the poll body has been receiving reports of massive vote buying

Women supporters of Madalum mayoral bet guard VCMs with sandals

May 08, 2016 - 1:30 AM

Supporters of Madalum mayoral bet Mila Gainal fight off soldiers with their sandals to prevent vote counting machines from being moved to the town hall

3,500 cops deployed for election duty in Davao City

May 08, 2016 - 1:10 AM

There will be up to 4 policemen for each polling precinct standing guard 50 meters away from the schools

Central Luzon police chief: Cops ready for May 9 polls

May 07, 2016 - 9:23 PM

The Police Regional Office 3 sets up a monitoring and action center in preparation for the elections

READY. The Central Luzon police are all set for the May 9 polls, following the set up of an election monitoring and action center in Camp Olivas. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

Security and crowd control measures up at Duterte's precinct

May 07, 2016 - 7:30 AM

A Davao City police spokesperson calls for vigilance but says security is not an issue in Davao

ELEVATED SECURITY. A Davao City Police Office spokesperson says security will not be complacent in the home precinct of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte. File photo/Rappler

10 municipalities in Region 12 declared 'areas of concern'

May 07, 2016 - 7:00 AM

This is mainly for precautionary purposes because of the confirmed presence of armed groups and the intense political rivalries in these areas a Comelec official says

Afghanistan's Abdullah says election 'chance for change'

Feb 05, 2014 - 11:22 AM

The presidential debate yielded few surprises but Abdullah and four other candidates coalesced on the need to improve the country s dire security situation

DEBATE. Afghanistan's presidential candidates, left to right, Abdullah Abdullah, Qayum Karzai, Abdul Rahim Wardak, Zalmai Rassoul and Ashraf Ghani at Tolo TV station in Kabul on February 4, 2014. Wakil Kohsar/AFP

Thai protesters defiant as US warns against coup

Feb 04, 2014 - 7:34 AM

The US said it was concerned that political tensions were challenging the divided kingdom s democracy

ON THE ROAD. Supporters of Thai anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban (not in picture) march on a main road near the victory monument during the Bangkok Shutdown rally in central Bangkok, Thailand, 03 February 2014. Nyein Chang Naing/EPA

In presidential vote, El Salvador picks between right and left

Feb 03, 2014 - 8:18 AM

The next president s challenges include a crackdown on gang violence

EL SALVADOR DECIDES. Salvadoreans vote at a polling station during the presidential elections in San Salvador, El Salvador, 02 February 2014. Luis Galdamez/EPA

Call for protests over Honduras vote 'theft'

Nov 28, 2013 - 7:52 AM

Xiomara Castro and her husband allege that the Supreme Electoral Tribunal manipulated 19 of the votes to favor Juan Orlando Hernandez

Honduras, plagued by poverty and crime, picks new leader

Nov 25, 2013 - 7:37 AM

The election pits Xiomara Castro leftist wife of ousted former leader Manuel Zelaya against conservative Juan Orlando Hernandez

Counting underway in knife-edge Zimbabwe election

Aug 01, 2013 - 7:41 AM

Counting was underway in Zimbabwe s tightly fought election Wednesday July 31 amid high turnout and accusations of rigging

Zimbabweans arrive to vote at a polling booth in a school in Harare on July 31, 2013. Photo by AFP/ Alexander Joe

#PHVote wRap May 13, 12am: Election security

May 13, 2013 - 1:53 AM

Election security is heightened in volatile election areas hours before elections

More troops sent to S. Cotabato

May 12, 2013 - 9:56 PM

The Army s 27th Infantry Battalion sent more troops to Tampakan South Cotabato after security concerns caused the postponement of PCOS machine deliveries

Cordillera beefs up security for polls

May 12, 2013 - 5:50 PM

Quick response teams in Kalinga and Benguet

PNP on high alert for elections

May 06, 2013 - 3:52 PM

The 148 000 strong Philippine National Police PNP was placed on high alert Monday in preparation for the May 13 elections

Gov wants Negros Occidental under Comelec control

Apr 03, 2013 - 8:05 PM

He cites the recent murders in Escalante City and 18 cases of extrajudicial killings in past elections Comelec is not keen on the idea

COMELEC CONTROL. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Maranon Jr. requests that the province be placed under the poll body's watch. Photo from http://negros-occ.gov.ph