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It’s a resounding ‘yes’ for BOL in Cotabato City and Marawi

/ 09:12 PM January 22, 2019

COTABATO CITY — The “yes” vote for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) was leading in Cotabato City by at least 7,000 as of 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday, partial and official results from the Commission on Election (Comelec) showed.

The poll garnered 28,828  “yes” votes compared to the 21,787 “no” votes, or a total of 50,615 votes.

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Of the 374 precincts in the city, 303 (81 percent) have been canvassed by the Cotabato City Plebiscite Board of Canvassers.

In Marawi City and the entire Lanao del Sur province, people gave the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) a resounding “yes.”

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The Plebiscite Board of Canvassers of Lanao del Sur officially proclaimed the “yes” vote as the winner in the BOL  plebiscite on Tuesday.

Lawyer Allan C. Kadon, provincial election supervisor, said the affirmative garnered an overwhelming 503, 420 votes against the 9,735 “no” votes.

He said the results were obtained from 1,984 precincts in 39 towns and from Marawi City, with 92.56 percent voter turnout.

Kadon said the conduct of the plebiscite was very successful. “It was peaceful and orderly with the assistance of the Philippine National Police and the 103rd Brigade Philippine Army Joint Task Group Plebisito,” he said.

READ: BOL plebiscite ‘generally very peaceful’ — AFP

The official results here will be sent to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Kadon expressed gratitude to the people of Lanao del Sur and Marawi City for taking part in the political exercise.

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“The Bangsamoro has spoken to end the decades old armed struggle and attain lasting peace for the benefit of the next generation,” said Lanao del Sur Provincial Gov. Bejoria Soraya Adiong.

“We expect a gradual development of the province and the total rehabilitation of Marawi and give better life and better living condition to the thousands of Meranaws displaced in the Marawi siege of 2017,” he added. /ee

READ: BOL ‘first step’ towards peace — Robredo

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