MANILA, Philippines—International observers said Monday’s balloting was generally credible, but they expressed concerns over lack of secrecy in the voting process, long queues, vote-buying and breakdowns of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines.



MAGUINDANAO, Philippines The outcome of the May 13 elections can affect the efforts of the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao with a more  empowered Bangsamoro entity, MILF chieftain Al-Haj Murad said.


MANILA, Philippines – A month after their first ceremonial meeting in Metro Manila, the Transition Commission held a two-day session at the heartland of the Bangsamoro in Cotabato City on April 30 and May 1.


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The President said that while there were two regions that had a dramatic increase in poverty levels, one of which is the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), there had been a reduction in the poverty levels in other areas.

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