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ARMM plebiscite generally peaceful: Comelec

ARMM plebiscite generally peaceful: Comelec

The plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has been peaceful with no reported untoward incident, officials said Monday. “The plebiscite in the whole of ARMM is generally peaceful,” said lawyer Ray Sumalipao, Comelec-ARMM regional director, in a press conference here. “ “It is too early to...

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Security ops in place as campaign period starts: PNP chief

Security ops in place as campaign period starts: PNP chief

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde assured that security measures are in place as the 150-day election period set by Commission on Elections (Comelec) kicked off Sunday. “Gagawin nating mahigpit ito as much as we can para maiwasan ‘yung mga magdadala ng mga ipinagbabawal na gamit gaya ng firearms. Effective today ay...

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Drug test will give candidates ‘plus points’ – PNP

Drug test will give candidates ‘plus points’ – PNP

It’s not a requirement for candidates but the Philippine National Police (PNP) said undergoing a drug test will help give them an edge in their election bid. “I don’t need to encourage them. If it suits their campaign strategy, I think it would be a plus point for them if they voluntarily submit themselves for...