Davao del Sur declared election hotspot

THE Police Regional Office (PRO) identified Davao del Sur province as the only election hotspot among the provinces in the Davao Region.

PRO regional deputy spokesperson, Senior Inspector Rowena M. Jacosalem, said Davao del Sur has been placed as under Category 1 in their election watchlist. Read the rest of this entry

Mayor decries inclusion of city in Comelec Category 1 list

MAYOR Melecio Yap of Escalante City lamented the listing of his locality under Category 1 of the election watch list of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in connection with the upcoming 2013 elections.

Sr. Supt. Celestino Guara, caretaker of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Noppo), said that they are validating reports that there are allegedly two private armed groups existing in the province. Read the rest of this entry

La Castellana now among election ‘areas of concern’

THE municipality of La Castellana in Negros Occidental is now included in the list of “areas of concern” of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), following Sunday’s ambush in Barangay Puso that killed nine persons.

The assessment was made Wednesday during the joint police and military peace and order meeting with the Comelec. Read the rest of this entry