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Comelec defends declaring entire Mindanao as election hotspot

Mar 21, 2019 - 7:11 PM

The Commission on Elections allays fears that declaring the entire Mindanao as an election hotspot is part of efforts to favor certain candidates

COMELEC HEADQUARTERS. The Commission on Elections gives assurances elections will not be compromised despite declaring Mindanao as an election hotspot. File photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Comelec declares Mindanao, 3 areas as election hot spots

Mar 19, 2019 - 5:07 PM

(UPDATED) The Commission on Elections says it can place these areas under Comelec control, and direct the augmentation of police and military personnel

COMELEC HEADQUARTERS. The Commission on Elections declares Mindanao and 3 other areas as election spots. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PNP: 701 election hotspots as 2019 campaign period begins

Feb 12, 2019 - 1:15 PM

These account for 42.9% of all cities and municipalities in the Philippines

MORE HOTSPOTS. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says they will adjust their deployment according to the hotspot list for the 2019 elections. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PNP places 18 areas on election watchlist

Dec 29, 2018 - 6:57 PM

These towns and cities fall 'Category 3,' meaning there have been incidents of election-related violence involving officials vying for elected posts

ELECTION HOTSPOT. The Philippine National Police identifies 18 towns and cities aa 'areas of grave concern' for the 2019 elections. Photo of ballot boxes by Mau Victa/Rappler;  Photo of police by Darren Langit/Rappler

Army nabs 4 alleged communist rebels in Masbate

May 13, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Clashes erupt in Barangay Talisay in San Fernando town while the troops are on patrol for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections 2018

Candidates sign covenant for peaceful May 14 polls in Samar hotspot

May 05, 2018 - 10:16 AM

Candidates and local authorities hope the peace covenant would help change the reputation of Calbayog City as a hotbed of election-related violence

PEACEFUL ELECTIONS. Candidates sign the covenant for peaceful and orderly May 14 elections  in Calbayog City, Samar on May 4, 2018. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

CIDG, NBI asked to probe murder of Pantar mayor

Jan 02, 2017 - 5:20 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte should prioritize the probe into the killing of Pantar mayor Mohammad Exchan Limbona a lawmaker says

Lanao del Norte mayor killed in ambush

Dec 30, 2016 - 8:41 AM

Police are looking into politics or rido as possible motive for the attack on Pantar Mayor Mohammad Exchan Limbona

Local police replace 400 BEIs in Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao

May 09, 2016 - 2:11 PM

According to the Department of Education another 200 police personnel are on standby to be deployed in other ARMM provinces

8 election hot spots, 4 'areas of concern' tagged in Negros Island

May 06, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Localities are placed on a watch list if they have current incidents or have a history of election related violence intense political rivalry presence of armed groups and hotly contested political positions

As election violence in Samar escalates, governor seeks DILG help

Apr 26, 2016 - 7:48 PM

Local officials say DILG Secretary Mel Sarmiento has taken for granted the province s unstable situation during the election period

ERVIs. Samar has consistently been listed as one of the country's election hotspots.

Cagayan Valley towns being watched for poll violence – PNP

Feb 07, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The regional police tells Rappler that the towns are in two provinces: Isabela and Cagayan based on incidents of violence in past elections

Northern Mindanao poll violence watchlist: 47 towns, 7 cities

Jan 17, 2016 - 10:23 PM

Local governments on the list are monitored because of insurgency problems rido or clan war historical political rivalry and the presence of private armed groups

No election hot spots in Negros Occidental for now – Comelec

Jan 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Even Isabela town where a provincial board member and his bodyguard were shot dead in 2015 is not an area of concern the provincial election chief says

Comelec suspends overseas voters' registration in 'hotspots'

Aug 05, 2014 - 1:00 PM

UPDATED The Department of Foreign Affairs on Monday recommended the immediate suspension of voters registration in Libya Syria Iraq Ukraine and the Gaza Strip for security reasons

STRIFE-TORN COUNTRY. Black smoke billows from a fuel storage depot near the airport in Tripoli, Libya on July 28, 2014, after it was hit by a rocket fire. Photo by EPA/STR

More provinces to be declared election hotspots

Apr 27, 2013 - 12:53 PM

The provinces that could be tagged as election hot spots include Lanao del Norte Sulu Zamboanga del Norte and Misamis Oriental

LANAO AMBUSH. Mayor Abdulmalik Manamparan of Nunungan town recuperates at a hospital in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte province. Photo by Richele Umel/AFP

Another Revilla supporter ambushed in Cavite

Apr 26, 2013 - 3:41 PM

Another barangay leader supporting the Revillas is ambushed Barangay captain Catherine Palabrica is wounded while her 2 companions are killed

9 dead, 6 wounded in 2013 poll period - PNP

Feb 13, 2013 - 6:15 PM

PNP data show that since the election period began on January 13 17 cases of election related incidents were already recorded

ELECTION VIOLENCE. PNP data shows that 17 cases of election-related incidents were already recorded since the election period started on January 13. File photo by Adrian Portugal

DILG tags 15 provinces poll hot spots

Nov 16, 2012 - 1:02 PM

Task Force SAFE has identified 15 high risk areas for possible violence in the coming 2013 elections

900 ARMM poll hotspots to be monitored during voters registration

Jul 07, 2012 - 5:56 PM

The 532 election areas of concern and 368 election areas of immediate concern during the 2010 ARMM polls will be monitored in next week s general registration