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Armed men snatch VCMs, poll paraphernalia in Maguindanao

 • 18:27 PM Mon May 9, 2016

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao – Police and
military authorities here are hunting down about 20 men who barged inside the Maguindanaon
Elementary School and forcibly took at least 10 Vote Counting Machines in
Barangay Katuli, Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao.

Senior Insp. Esmael Madin, the town police chief,
said the men forcibly entered the school premises and took the election
paraphernalia at about 6 a.m.

Estellita Orbase, acting election officer of Sultan
Kudarat town, said election in Maguindanaon elementary school where about 700
voters are waiting was yet to start as of 9:30 a.m.

It was not clear whether or not soldiers or police officers
were deployed to secure the voting center.

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