Three guards killed at polling station in Philippine elections | Elections News

The taking pictures occurred shortly after voting bought below manner in Buluan municipality on Mindanao island.

Not less than three members of native peacekeeping forces have been shot useless by assailants close to a polling station within the southern Philippines throughout national elections.

The lethal taking pictures occurred shortly after voting began in Buluan municipality on Mindanao island on Monday. Maguindanao provincial police spokesman Main Roldan Kuntong mentioned a fourth guard was wounded within the assault.

Former Mayor Ibrahim Mangudadatu mentioned folks inside the varsity getting used as a polling station ran for canopy when the taking pictures began.

Armed males additionally attacked a polling station in Lanao del Sur province in Mindanao, killing one voter and wounding two others, police mentioned.

Police mentioned the victims walked from their distant mountain villages to forged their votes on the municipal corridor when polling stations opened throughout the nation on Monday morning.

“It’s their customized to return down early from their villages, that are positioned eight to 12 hours away on foot,” mentioned Kuntong.

Presidential aspirant Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the late dictator, casts his vote in the 2022 national elections at Mariano Marcos Memorial Elementary School, in Batac, Ilocos Norte,
Presidential hopeful Marcos Jr casts his vote at Mariano Marcos Memorial Elementary College in Batac [Eloisa Lopez/Reuters]

A spokesman for the Fee on Elections mentioned they had been attempting to confirm if the assaults had been election-related.

Presidential candidate Leni Robredo, who voted in her residence province of Camarines Sur, expressed her worries after listening to of the incident.

“I hope the authorities will present they’re on prime of the whole lot,” she advised reporters.

5 grenades exploded outdoors a polling station in Datu Unsay municipality in Maguindanao province, injuring 9 folks on Sunday.

Hundreds of police personnel and armed forces have been deployed throughout the archipelago to assist secure polling stations and ballots and guard checkpoints and escort politicians.

Along with the presidential election, hundreds of posts together with the vice presidency, Senate and Home of Representatives seats are additionally being contested.

Within the 2016 presidential elections, 133 violent incidents had been recorded.