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Lanao Sur bomber fails, bomb goes off in van

MARANTAO, Lanao del Sur – The military here said an attempt to throw an improvised explosive device near soldiers guarding polling precincts in an elementary school here failed when the bomber hit the windshield instead, the IED bouncing back inside and exploded, injuring the bomber. The explosion took place around ...

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Defective SD cards delay proclamation

By URIEL C. QUILINGUING Contributing editor with NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . ALTHOUGH candidates of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) clearly dominated Monday’s elections for 20 contested posts in Cagayan de Oro, proclamation of winners have to wait. Lawyer Ramil Acol, city elections officer and chair of the ...

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Moreno’s call: Respect outcome of the elections

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent . MAYOR Oscar Moreno yesterday called on all Cagayanons to respect the outcome of Monday’s elections in the city. “To the winners, we urge magnanimity and humility as they claim their victories; and to the losers, we remind them to learn from the lessons, painful they ...

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Police record nine cases of vote-buying in Caraga

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS Correspondent . POLICE have documented nine cases of vote buying in Caraga. Authorities said vote buying was rampant in the town of La Paz in Agusan del Sur with three suspects held by the police for investigation. Other areas where police documented cases of vote buying are ...

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Glitches in machines cause voting delays

By URIEL C. QUILINGUING, Contributing editor with CONG B. CORRALES, Associate editor . GLITCHES in the voter registration verification machines (VRVM), aggravated by insufficient knowledge in information technology and lack of voters’ education, were common causes of delay. Voting did not start at 6 am in many voting centers, contrary ...

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Man slain, mayoral bet hurt in clash

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special correspondent . A CANDIDATE for mayor was wounded while one of his supporters was reportedly killed in an encounter with Army soldiers in Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur, Sunday night. In Northern Mindanao, policemen arrested 16 persons in a midnight sweep to stop vote buying in three ...

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Copy of questionable suspension order came from Guialani

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . FORMER Taglimao barangay chairman William Guialani was the source of another spurious document on an alleged suspension order by the Sandiganbayan against Mayor Oscar Moreno. Radio station DxCC reporter Jao Gumapac, who reported about the alleged Sandiganbayan resolution, told the Gold Star Daily that a ...

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