Archive | June 3, 2007

No winner yet in Lanao Norte congressional race

What’s wrong? Waiting for miracles?

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/02 June) – Allegations of vote-padding and vote-shaving
have prevented the provincial board of canvassers in Lanao del Norte to
declare a winner for the congressional seat of the province’s first district.

Lawyers for the Genuine Opposition cited as proof election returns coming from
Maigo town which they claimed were tampered.

“The original figures of the COC (certificates of canvass) were ‘snowpeaked’
(erased and changed), numbers of votes were altered, signatures and ink used
which appeared in the COC were different compared to other authentic COCs held
by Namfrel (National Movement for Free Elections), majority and minority
parties,” lawyer Arthur Abudiente, lead counsel of the opposition, told the
provincial Commission on Elections. Read More…