News Roundups: Around the Web

  • Polls open in Philippine national elections — MANILA : Polls opened in the Philippine national elections on Monday, with an estimated 40 million Filipinos due to elect a new president and more than 17,000 other positions. [Source: Channel News Asia ]
  • First Election Day violence recorded in Kidapawan City — KIDAPAWAN CITY— Local police say a supporter of an incumbent lawmaker died while his companion was wounded in a strafing incident that occurred at 1:05 a.m. Monday, the first reported Election Day violence. [Source: Yahoo News]
  • On Election Day, PNP reiterates loyalty to Constitution — Moments before 50 million Filipinos were to troop to polling centers to cast their votes, the Philippine National Police reiterated its loyalty to the 1987 Constitution and the people.  PNP chief Director General Jesus Verzosa reiterated the PNP’s vow to keep the country’s first automated elections orderly. [Source: Yahoo News]
  • Report: Brownout threatens 22 precincts in Aklan — A continuing brownout threatened to mar the first hours of Election Day in at least clustered 22 polling precincts in Aklan province in Western Visayas.  Radio dzXL reported early Monday that the Aklan Electric Cooperative (AEC) reported the matter to the Commission on Elections so that generator sets could be readied. [Source Yahoo News]
  • Philippines votes in key nationwide elections — Polls have opened in local and national elections in the Philippines after three months of intense campaigning. Voters will elect a new president and vice-president, as well as more than 17,000 other positions.

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