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Authorities hunt 20 men who stole 10 VCMs in Sultan Kudarat

/ 04:11 PM May 09, 2016
JUST TESTING  A poll watcher inserts a ballot into a vote counting machine at a mock election in Metro Manila.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

JUST TESTING. A poll watcher inserts a ballot into a vote counting machine at a mock election in Metro Manila. INQUIRER PHOTO

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao—Police and military authorities are hunting down about 20 men who barged inside the Maguindanaon Elementary School in Barangay Katuli around 6 a.m. and took at least 10 vote-counting machines (VCMs).

Senior Insp. Esmael Madin, the town police chief, said the men forcibly entered the school premises and took the election paraphernalia.

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Estellita Orbase, acting election officer of Sultan Kudarat town, said the incident stalled voting at the school, where 700 voters were waiting to vote. /rga

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