2019 MIDTERM ELECTIONS

COMLEC

Commission on Elections (Comelec) uttered assurance over elections would be held in all 85,769 clustered precincts all over the country. Despite Comelec admitted there would be delays in areas in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), among others. Comelec spokesman James Jimenez on Monday in a press briefing stated, “At the moment we are not projecting any place where there will not be any election.” Jimenez revealed that

Jejomar Binay

Jejomar Binay, who was a Former VP was successful to cast his vote—two hours after the vote counting machine in his precinct in Makati City repeatedly rejected his ballot. Binay was initially unable to cast his vote when a VCM at San Antonio National High School failed to read his ballot after eight attempts. Binay runs as a congressional candidate of Makati’s first district This prompted the former vice president

polling

Polling centers all over the country are now start for more than 61 million voters as the country’s midterm elections—seen to bolster President Rodrigo Duterte’s grip on power— begin. Polling precincts officially opened at 6 a.m. Monday. Voting hours time will be until 6 p.m. on the same day. “We expect that 99.97% of the places nationwide should be able to open on time,” Commission on Elections spokesperson James Jimenez

NPA

Supposed New People’s Army (NPA) insurgents reportedly stormed a neighborhood barangay in Miag-ao, Iloilo last Wednesday. The rebels carrying high-powered firearms in Barangay San Jose at around 9:45 a.m. were shown at a local CCTV footage. Lt. Col. Joem Malong, Western Visayas police spokesperson, stated having also received reports that the rebels were gathered nearby a cemetery. “It’s a bait for us to respond and… they will position… to ambush