Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Philippine Elections 2016 (UPDATE 3)

The story so far on the 2016 Philippine Elections...

  • Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was leading the presidential race in a partial, unofficial results with over 14 million votes counted, twice as what rivals Mar Roxas and Grace Poe had.
  • Grace Poe concedes her defeat to Duterte.
  • Four persons were arrested on Monday, after they were caught carrying firearms and drug paraphernalia at a checkpoint along the national highway of South Poblacion, San Fernando town.
  • A village chief was arrested due to his accusations of engaging in vote-buying. Salvador Misca, age 47, the Baranga Pigsag-an chair and an alleged supporter of returning mayor Vicente Emano, was arrested by the Lumbia police and Tactical Operations Group-10 on Sunday evening. Reports state that Misca was caught in the act of vote-buying.
  • In the Vice-Presidential race, Leni Robredo and Bongbong Marcos, the son of the infamous dictator Ferdinand Marco, is on a neck-and-neck race as partial, unofficial results, see these two candidates edging themselves out.
  • About 150 vote counting machines were reportedly broken and voters complained of long wait. Despite problems, the election proceeds smoothly as planned.
...more to come at a later time.

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