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Acclaimed photojournalist shot in Thai protests

US journalist James Nachtwey, second right in white shirt, is taken to an ambulance after he received a minor injury following clashes between anti and pro-government groups in Bangkok, Thailand Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. AP

Acclaimed US photographer James Nachtwey was shot in the leg but not badly hurt in pre-election clashes in Bangkok Saturday, his long-time employer Time magazine said.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Village poll loser guns down brod, 2 sisters

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A barangay captain in Capiz province shot and killed his three siblings after he and his daughter lost in Monday’s grass-roots elections, bringing to at least 34 the number of people killed in poll-related violence, the Philippine National Police reported.

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PNP: Violence worse than 2010 barangay elections; 22 killed

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Government security forces are all set for Monday’s barangay (village) elections, with the Philippine National Police saying there are no monitored threats meant to disrupt Election Day. PHOTO BY NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

“Too much violence!” Joseph Dechavez of Muntinlupa City blurted out. “What’s with these people? Is government money really worth all this trouble? And to the lowest levels? Ugh!”

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 killed, 3 hurt but no major event disrupted barangay polls — PNP

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Government security forces are all set for Monday’s barangay (village) elections, with the Philippine National Police saying there are no monitored threats meant to disrupt Election Day. PHOTO BY NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Like in previous barangay (village) elections, violence marred Monday’s balloting in some of the over 42,000 villages across the archipelago, but the police said cases of violence were isolated and could not disrupt the election proceedings nationwide.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Supporter of Masbate barangay bet shot dead near polling precinct

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A supporter of a candidate in the barangay (village) elections in Masbate was shot dead by a supporter of his candidate’s rival in Mobo town on Monday afternoon, a sketchy report reaching the provincial police here said.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Husband of reelectionist barangay chief shot dead; hubby of rival bet sought

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The husband of a reelectionist barangay chairwoman in a Leyte town was shot dead shortly after the balloting started Monday morning and police were now investigating the husband of the candidate running against the victim’s wife.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Voters, teachers in 13 N. Cotabato villages ‘suspend’ polls over security

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Teachers acting as election officers sit on ballot boxes as they wait at the treasure's office in Isabela, north of Manila on October 24, 2010. AFP FILE PHOTO

Soldiers and policemen became instant election officials when some teachers of about 13 remote villages in Pikit, North Cotabato, refused to administer the balloting on Monday (Oct. 28) for security reasons.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ballot box snatched from teachers in Northern Samar town

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A ballot box intended for barangay (village) election voters in a remote village in Catubig, Northern Samar, was snatched by two armed men Sunday night.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Barangay poll bet tagged in Negros Occident shooting that killed 2

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Two persons were killed in a shooting at around 6 a.m Monday that marred the elections in Barangay (village) Poblacion, Toboso town, Negros Occidental.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ballot box snatching reported to Comelec

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The Commission on Elections received reports of official ballots and ballot boxes being snatched early Monday as millions of voters trooped to public schools to cast their votes for the barangay (village) elections.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Control over gov’t money sparking violence in village polls—political analyst

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“Too much barangay election-related violence. What’s with these small people? Is government money really worth all the trouble? And to the lowest levels. Ugh.”

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP records slight increase in election-related incidents

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The Philippine National Police recorded more election-related violence in this year’s election period for barangay (village) elections compared to the same electoral process in 2010, a police official said.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sulu police chief axed over election clashes

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The axe has fallen on the police chief of Sulu for allegedly failing to contain the violent clashes between armed supporters of local candidates in the province during last Monday’s elections.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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