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Campaign violence: 27 killed in 105 days

Posted by akosistella on April 27, 2010


MANILA, Philippines – A total of 27 people, including a mayoralty bet and five running for councilor, were killed in 75 election-related violent incidents during the first 105 days of the campaign period for the May 10 general elections.

Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesman Chief Superintendent Leonardo Espina said yesterday the figure is lower compared to the 2004 and 2007 elections.

Espina said investigators were validating 61 more incidents, initially reported to be election-related, although there were indications that the motives were personal, business, and work related.

via Philippine Star.


Sarangani gov unhurt in blast near convoy

(Updated 8:03 p.m) An improvised explosive device went off on Monday in the southern Philippine province of Sarangani as Governor Miguel “Migz” Dominguez’s convoy was passing by, local police said. No one was reported hurt or killed.

Superintendent Felicisimo Khu, acting regional director of Central Mindanao, said they would determine whether the blast targeted Dominguez, who was on his way to meet Lakas-Kampi-CMD standard bearer Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro Jr. in General Santos City.

Khu said the incident occurred about 11:45 a.m. along the National Highway in Malapatan town. He said the explosive was planted on an abandoned red motorcycle.

via GMANews.TV


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