Local polls in Misamis, Lanao provinces far from being fair – groups

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – The May 9 elections for provincial and local officials in several provinces in Mindanao were reportedly far from being fair and honest due to rampant vote-buying and disinformation, according to election monitoring groups. Two days before the May 9 elections, reports from these groups said money ranging from P20 … Read more

Comelec chief accused of meddling in Lanao races involving brother, nephew

MANILA, Philippines – At least two local politicians in Lanao del Sur accused Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Saidamen Pangarungan, a native of the province, of middling in races involving his brother and nephew. The camp of Tubaran mayoral candidate Khaledyassin Papandayan refiled with the Comelec on Wednesday, May 11, a request for Pangarungan to … Read more

Lanao del Sur gov vows ‘landslide win’ for Marcos Jr and Sara Duterte

MARAWI CITY, Philippines – In 2016, Ferdinand Marcos Jr lost badly to Vice President Leni Robredo in Lanao de Sur, getting a paltry 56,243 votes to Robredo’s 180,539 votes. But six years later, the story will be different, at least according to the Governor Mamintal “Bombit” Alonto Adiong Jr. At a grand rally at the … Read more