Day: May 19, 2007

BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat ELECTION WATCH Vol. VII, No. 15 May 20-26, 2007 Just four days after the polls, Jubien Abrena, 25, poll watcher of Bayan Muna in Magara, Roxas in the province of Palawan, was abducted by the Naval Intelligence Security Group-Western Command at about 3 p.m. of May 18 near the Puerto Princesa…

The members of the Board of Canvassers and the pollwatchers seem to display various emotions on their faces as they were caught by the camera during the canvassing of votes in Baguio City. One looks as though he is making faces. Another looks like she’s in the midst of a daydream. One appears to be…

BY CHERYLL D. FIEL Davaotoday.com Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 15, May 20-26, 2007 DAVAO CITY — The canvassing of votes in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province, hit another snag when a congressional candidate filed a petition Wednesday seeking the transfer of the canvassing to another venue. Joselito B. Brilliantes, who is seeking a…

Outside the room in the narrow corridor, soldiers armed with M-16s watched as people peered through the glass window. An armored personnel carrier (APC), its machine guns aimed skyward, was parked at a corner facing the hall inside the compound. BY ABNER BOLOS Gitnang Luzon News Service (GLNS) Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 15…

BY DAVAOTODAY.COM Posted by Bulatlat ELECTION WATCH Vol. VII, No. 15, May 20-26, 2007 MANILA—Task Force Poll Watch, an anti-fraud and monitoring group formed by partylist groups, reported this morning massive vote-shaving in at least 10 provinces, resulting in 73 percent loss of votes for Bayan Muna, Anakpawis, Gabriela, Kabataan and Genuine Opposition senatorial candidate…

BY ROSE B. PALACIO Philippine Information Agency Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 15, May 20-26, 2007 DAVAO CITY — A $120-million bridge will soon connect Davao City and the Island Garden City of Samal, a project that is expected to boost tourism and trade for the two cities. Public Works and Highways Acting Secretary…