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About 3.8-M voters in ARMM, Region 12 start voting

 • 15:14 PM Mon May 9, 2016
Edwin Fernandez

COTABATO CITY – More than 3.8 million registered voters are
expected to cast votes in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and SOCCSKSARGEN
region to choose national and local elections.

Some of them have already cast votes when voting commenced at 6
a.m. today.

Voters in ARMM, per Comelec record has 1,863,230, will be choosing
a president, a vice president, 12 senators, a partylist, a member of the House
of Representatives, regional governor, regional vice governor, three members of
the legislative assembly, provincial governor, provincial vice governor, board
members, town/city mayor, town/city vice mayor and 10 members of Sangguniang

Voters in SOCCSKSARGEN region, per Comelec records has
2,086,112, will choose a president, vice president, 12 senators, partylist, a
member of the House of Representative, provincial governor, provincial vice
governor, board members, town/city mayor, town/city vice mayor and Sangguniang
Bayan Members.

Mindanao has 12,629,265.

Reports reaching and// ,
showed that a school in five Lanao del Sur towns, police officers are serving
as members of the board of election inspectors after some 200 teachers backed
off due to security reasons.

Police officers are now acting as BEIs in polling precincts in
the towns of Butig, Maguing, Sultan Dumalondong and Bacolod-Kalawe in Lanao del

Lanao Sur has 484,435 in 39 towns and Marawi City.

In Datu Unsay, Maguindanao, supporters of a mayoral candidate
were seen along the highway checking public transportation to prevent flying
voters from other areas to enter the town.

also received reports that some pre-shaded official ballots for presidential
candidate Grace Poe were found in Maguindanao.
The Comelec is checking the report.

In Salvador, Lanao del Norte, a school building to
be used for voting precinct was burned after a series of gun fire and
explosions at 3 a.m. Monday.

No election paraphernalia was damage as poll
officials are yet to arrive in Barangay Mamaanon.

Military and election officials decided to hold the
balloting in nearby building.

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