Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Explosion before election in Maguindanao

Two consecutive explosions in two separate places happened minutes before the elections in Central Elementary School in Maguindanao.

In an interview with DZRH, voters and witnesses fear that the incident aims to shoo away voters to stop from voting in Shariff Aguak.

No one was wounded in the explosion but police are still investigating the explosion.

Hours before the explosion, Army bomb experts defused three improvised explosive devices in different parts of Shariff Aguak.

In Barangay Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat, the polls were temporarily put on a hold after unidentified suspects fired gunshots.

The 33rd infantry battalion were immediately deployed to hunt the responsible for the scare. (Cyrille Cupino)


Stand-off in Cavite not politically motivated

The Philippine National Police clarified that the recent stand-off in Cavite was not politically motivated.

This was the reaction of PNP Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo, Spokesman of the PNP, in an allegation being thrown at them by Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla.

Revilla claims that the PNP is being used to harass their family by their political rivals.

However, Cerbo insisted that the PNP is only doing its job after receiving a report that there are armed men surrounding the Revilla compound.

Meanwhile, six National Bureau of Investigation agents that were at the house of Revilla will be facing charges for violating the election gun ban.

Cerbo said that the only reason why Revilla’s name was dragged into this mess was because instead of calling in regular NBI agents, he opted to call on Confidential agents, which are strongly being prohibited these days.

Authorities were able to confiscate from the six NBI agents some high caliber fire arms and different kinds of ammunitions.  (Malou Cabral)


Armed men attack Comelec convoy

Armed men attacked a Commission on Elections convoy that will deliver PCOS machines in Kalinga province this morning.

Col. Roger Salvador, Commanding officer of the 501st Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army confirmed that two of his men were badly wounded after unidentified men fired at them in Barangay Sitio Pasiking Naneng.

The two casualties were identified as Sgt. Bacacao and Sgt Pataguan, who are still nursing their injuries in Labuagan, Kalinga.

The Comelec employees were fortunately unscathed during the incident.

The military and Kalinga police immediately conducted a hot pursuit and clearing operations at the said site.

Authorities are still determining the group that made the attack. (Chris Capulso)


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