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35 killed in suspected barangay, SK elections violence – PNP

May 14, 2018 - 7:52 PM

The PNP describes the election period so far as 'relatively peaceful'

ELECTIONS. Voters cast their vote inside the open gym in San Lorenzo Village in Makati City on May 14, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 - 10:54 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

1 in 5 barangays marked as elections hot spot

May 11, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Out of more than 42,000 barangays nationwide, 7,915 have been labeled by the government as areas where there is heightened political tension and risks

SECURITY SCALED. A Comelec checkpoint along Roces Avenue in Quezon City on May 10, 2018 for the Barangay and SK elections 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Zero areas in Western Visayas on election watchlist – Comelec

May 08, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Police are instead monitoring 23 areas of interest

Cebu: 1 city, 6 towns being watched for poll-related violence

Apr 06, 2016 - 7:44 PM

The areas identified for close monitoring by the authorities have had a history of intense political rivalry

'No to vote-buying in Samar' – watchdog

Feb 07, 2016 - 10:20 PM

SamarVote 4Change fears that rampant vote buying would persist in the province

Pol rivalry in Comelec-controlled Nueva Ecija

May 14, 2013 - 5:45 AM

In election hot spot Nueva Ecija the incumbent governor seeks to secure his post from a dynasty eyeing for a comeback

Police chiefs pulled out of La Union hot spots

May 06, 2013 - 2:57 PM

Nationalist People s Coalition candidates protested the pullout of police chiefs in the a number of La Union towns

52 poll areas of concern in Ilocos Region – police

Mar 26, 2013 - 9:05 PM

Pangasinan where an LP bet is challenging the re electionist governor will be watched most closely among the provinces

Masbate vice mayoral bet killed

Mar 03, 2013 - 5:59 PM

The Nationalist People s Coalition candidate succumbs to gunshot wounds in the stomach and thigh

Traveling around Philippines on a shoestring budget

Mar 11, 2012 - 11:09 AM

If you are looking for travel ideas in the Philippines search no further

640 El Nido courtesy of Anton Diaz.