INQToday: Comelec: 19 killed due to barangay, SK poll-related violence
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Comelec: 19 killed due to barangay, SK poll-related violence
Commission on Elections spokesperson Rex Laudiangco says they have confirmed 19 deaths resulting from poll-related violence during the 2023 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.
Addressing his fellow public servants, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday reminded elected village and youth officials to be “honest at all times” and put the welfare of their constituents first.
“Maging tapat po tayo sa lahat ng oras, lagi po nating unahin ang kapakanan ng sambayanan, sapagkat sila po ang dahilan kung bakit nais natin magsilbi sa bayan,” Marcos said in a social media address.
China military says Philippine boat ‘illegally entered’ waters near Scarborough Shoal
China’s military says a Philippine vessel “illegally entered” waters near Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea without authorization.
A family of six Filipinos and two Palestinians returned to the Gaza Strip as the Rafah border crossing near Egypt remains closed, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Undersecretary Eduardo de Vega said Tuesday.
According to de Vega, the family cited the lack of enough space in their location in the southern portion of Gaza as the reason for their return to the Palestinian-occupied area.