Filed by Jeremy "Bong" Eliab and Geoffrey "Jope"
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(Bong Eliab and Jope Guevara)
May 12, 1998; 12:21 am
refuse to give the 6th copies of the election returns to NAMFREL volunteers. NAMFREL
requested Chairman Pardo to go on air on a national television to issue directive to all
teachers, instructing them to give the 6th copy of the election return to the NAMFREL
volunteers. NAMFREL cannot start quick count if no election returns are given to NAMFREL.
Romblon. Report of
ballot box snatching early in the morning. BEIs had to borrow ballot box from other
precincts and make improvised tally sheets to get the elction going. (DZMM)
Kalinga. Iglesia ni
Kristo minister was killed while riding a tricycle. (DZMM)
May 11, 1998, 11:52 p.m.
voters are affected due to failure of elections in two regions. Fraud was reported by
COMELEC commissioner in Maguindanao, discovered were tampered ballots. Ballots were
already filled up before the elections, before they were given to the teachers. COMELEC
suspended election in these areas. (Tina-Monson Palma)
May 11, 1998, 11:36 p.m.
Cebu City. Polls
relatively peaceful. Wait for ballots went to 3 hours. Reports of fraud. Armed
groups were reported. (Harry Gasser)
Siquijor. Confusion on
voter's list. Relatively peaceful
Presence of armed groups riding on motorcycles. Peaceful.
May 11, 1998, 10:53 p.m.
Presence of armed goons affiliated to former Mayor Burgos Nicopior were harassing people
in the municipality. The local police force does not enforce gun ban. The commander,
officer Baltazar, was not doing anything since some of his subordinates named Glen Quimpo
and Ruperto Dagohoy led the armed goons coming from Iloilo City. (DECS, Antique)
May 11, 1998, 10:35 p.m.
Quezon City. Brown out
5 mins. ago at Fairview Elementary School, Fairlane St. Meralco transformer blew up. 61
precincts stop counting. Brown out in Valenzuela, Meralco transformer blew up. (From
Fr. Nong Yebra)
Maguindanao. Failure of
Election in some areas due to non-appearance of COMELEC official and municipal treasurer.
Paraphernalia were not distributed. In Malabang and Bayabao, candidates argued how to
distribute ballots which almost resulted to violence. In Madalog, no BEIs went to
precincts due to tension. (From Dir. Rex Borra of COMELEC)
May 11, 1998, 9:45 p.m.
IloIlo City. Twenty
minutes ago, Vice Mayor candidate Edgar Baile of Balatan, Iloilo was ambushed at Brgy
Maya. Dead on the spot was Luis, 19, nephew of Baile. (ABS-CBN Iloilo)
May 11, 1998, 9:34 p.m.
Basilan. Chapel Net
office at the Ateneo received updates from Sister Clemens of Basilan (through e-mail)
Turn out of voters OK. Many voters can't find their names. One Baranggay captain committed
suicide due to political pressure (Mr. Basilio of Baranggay Colonia).
Southern Basilan: situation not well. Maluso town lacks volunteers. Seen were 60 armed men
with M-16 at upper Mahayahay. In Maluso, PPC-RV/NAMFREL protested because 2 precincts were
without list of local candidates. Samal tribesmen even if literate were accompanied inside
booths - their thumbmarks were taken but others voted in their behalf. Indelible ink, not
indelible. While volunteers were meeting this morning, they were surrounded by
gubernatorial candidate of Wahab Akban and one of the volunteers was asked "Gusto mo
bang mamatay?" Lots of tension. Teachers can't do anything. No more lights during the
May 11, 1998; 9:20 p.m.
May 11, 1998; 9:20 p.m. (Philippine Time)
Romblon, Romblon. Loren
Legarda leads the senatorial race. Erap takes the lead. Area is generally peaceful.
Makati City: One dead,
3 wounded in Makati City hall riot. Dead was Ricardo Villasiansor of Bacoor, Cavite.
Wounded are at Makati Medical Center
Naga. Vote Buying was
rampant. Cipriano San gunned down. Paraphernalia of COMELEC has not arrived in a remote
town. Election was cancelled. Armed group identified with LAKAS was caught.
Malalag, Davao del Sur:
SUSPENSION OF ELECTION.
Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija.
COMELEC is short of 500 ballots. There were reports of padded list. Yorac leads the
Laoag. In partial
counting of 11 precincts, Erap leads, Macapagal Arroyo leads the VP. Marcos leads the
Manila. Inside the
voting table with the covered box, a sample ballot was posted with particular president
and vice-president and 6 noted senators listed on it. The location of precinct is Nagtahan
EARIST-3th floor Barangay 636-3065 A-1.
May 11, 1998; 2:16 p.m. (Philippine Time)
PPCRV in Kalibo, Aklan
complained that the local COMELEC supervisor did not honor the I.D.s of PPCRV as citizen's
arm to pollwatch. The voting process was delayed for two hours (Reported by Fr.
Masinloc, Zambales and Pangasinan.
Delayed election due. Lakas watchers brought the ballots to precincts.
New Era, QC. 27
precincts have no list of candidates. BEIs told voters to use sample ballot of candidates
distributed by supporters outside.
Cubao, QC, Immaculate Conception Parish. PPCRV volunteer caught
one voter bringing an official ballot with serial number inside the precinct.
Manila. Complaint about
the diluted indelible ink. COMELEC will verify and reveal the manufacturer of the ink.