BUKIDNON NEWS LIVE BLOG: PILIAY 2013 – Election Coverage

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09:55 am

Youth Encounter with Pope Francis in University of Sto. Tomas

09:55 am

VALENCIA CITY – Canvassing of ballots at Valencia City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) is adjourned by City Election officer Chubasco Cenen Caiña and will reconvene tomorrow 9:00 a.m.  The canvassing is put on hold because of the two corrupted CF cards from Barangay Concepcion which cannot be counted. The canvassing will be put off until the two replacement CF cards from Manila will arrive. According to Caiña the CF cards are expected to arrive tonight. We cannot give updates yet on figures of each candidate’s votes because the city Comelec has not officially released a document or statement for the partial official results. Accordingly, the two CF cards from Conception are the only CF cards which are not counted yet for Valencia. (DM)

06:03 am

Senate

Partial unofficial tally as of 2013-05-14 05:47:19 representing 65.47% of the Nationwide Election Returns. (51176 of 78166 Election Returns)
    • 1
      POE,
      GRACE
      14,185,237
    • 2
      LEGARDA,
      LOREN
      12,944,910
    • 3
      ESCUDERO,
      CHIZ
      12,273,008
    • 4
      CAYETANO,
      ALAN PETER
      12,265,972
    • 5
      BINAY,
      NANCY
      11,512,371
    • 6
      ANGARA,
      EDGARDO
      11,140,828
    • 7
      AQUINO,
      BENIGNO BAM
      10,697,818
    • 8
      PIMENTEL,
      KOKO
      10,279,744
    • 9
      TRILLANES,
      ANTONIO IV
      9,890,325
    • 10
      VILLAR,
      CYNTHIA HANEPBUHAY
      9,596,816
    • 11
      EJERCITO ESTRADA,
      JV
      9,539,331
    • 12
      HONASAN,
      GRINGO
      9,212,589
    • 13
      GORDON,
      DICK
      8,843,665
    • 14
      ZUBIRI,
      MIGZ
      8,206,186
    • 15
      ENRILE,
      JUAN PONCE JR.
      7,952,224
    • 16
      MAGSAYSAY,
      RAMON JR.
      7,943,019
    • 17
      HONTIVEROS,
      RISA
      7,736,737
    • 18
      HAGEDORN,
      ED
      5,964,822
    • 19
      VILLANUEVA,
      BRO.EDDIE
      4,870,831
    • 20
      MADRIGAL,
      JAMBY
      4,682,217
    • 21
      MAGSAYSAY,
      MITOS
      3,879,382
    • 22
      CASIÑO,
      TEDDY
      3,023,749
    • 23
      MACEDA,
      MANONG ERNIE
      2,379,487
    • 24
      COJUANGCO,
      TINGTING
      2,073,521
    • 25
      DELOS REYES,
      JC
      851,454
    • 26
      ALCANTARA,
      SAMSON
      817,092
    • 27
      BELGICA,
      GRECO
      775,477
    • 28
      PENSON,
      RICARDO
      711,602
    • 29
      DAVID,
      LITO
      705,168
    • 30
      MONTAÑO,
      MON
      661,307
    • 31
      LLASOS,
      MARWIL
      488,131
    • 32
      SEÑERES,
      CHRISTIAN
      483,107
    • 33
      FALCONE,
      BAL
      442,677

       

05:24 am

BUKIDNON RESULTS

Partial unofficial tally as of 2013-05-14 05:06:16 representing 62.27% of the Bukidnon Election Returns. (662 of 1063 Election Returns)

Provincial Governor

ZUBIRI, JOSE MARIA JR.

BPP

242,628

BIGCAS, LYNARD ALLAN

IND

40,234

BICATULO, DELFINA

IND

2,315

ZUCE, ROMEO

IND

1,659

Provincial Vice-Governor

CALINGASAN, ALEX

BPP

169,967

BELTRAN, NEMESIO JR.

NP

58,991

DALAO, TONY SR.

IND

3,014

VILLANON, JULIO

IND

2,095

Member, House of Representatives – First Legdist

ACOSTA, MALOU

LP

43,452

PARAS, JESS

NPC

34,034

PANCRUDO, EDUI

IND

2,574

Member, House of Representatives – Fourth Legdist

ROQUE, ONEIL

NPC

33,395

PEDUCHE, GLENN

IND

17,296

AGRIPO, WENIFREDO

LP

15,558

Member, House of Representatives – Second Legdist

FLORES, DOC BOY

NP

54,690

Member, House of Representatives – Third Legdist

ZUBIRI, JOEY

BPP

80,965

ACOSTA, RUTH

AKSYON

13,251

Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan – First Provdist

QUIÑO, CLIVE

BPP

36,385

ALBARECE, JAY

LP

29,961

Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan – Fourth Provdist

CENTILLAS, RENE

BPP

27,965

PEPITO, RANULFO

BPP

20,369

GARCIA, GINO ARMSTRONG

IND

19,915

JARDINICO, MIGUELITO

IND

9,979

PASILAN, JOSEPH

AKSYON

4,926

RIVERA, LOLITA

IND

999

FEGIDERO, DANILO

IND

876

Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan – Second Provdist

DINLAYAN, MANUEL

BPP

34,143

MARAMARA, MELCHOR

BPP

28,281

CASANOVA, BOB

IND

20,732

CALIMPONG, ROY

AKSYON

13,716

DAMASCO, ALVY

IND

10,192

EMPERADO, EDGAR

IND

2,448

Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan – Third Provdist

TORRES, GORDON

BPP

54,703

BAGUIO, ALPING

BPP

39,751

MONTESCLAROS, MARIVIC

BPP

38,262

MUÑASQUE, SUSAN

AKSYON

11,943

ALVAREZ, PASTOR

AKSYON

6,623

LUMANOG, HERBIE

AKSYON

5,882

ADLAWAN, ANTOLIN

IND

2,187

 Source

07:14 pm

GANGER RAÑADA of Comelec opens the contingency PCOS with the presence of cluster precinct chairperson Lyrica Sol O. Gabrinez, PCOS technician Dharyl Macario, and poll watchers. | Bukidnon News photo by Hazel Mae A. Generalao

GANGER RAÑADA of Comelec opens the contingency PCOS with the presence of cluster precinct chairperson Lyrica Sol O. Gabrinez, PCOS technician Dharyl Macario, and poll watchers. | Bukidnon News photo by Hazel Mae A. Generalao

POLL WATCHERS observe as contingency PCOS machine is opened after its arrival, 5:13pm, at cluster precinct no. 10 (Barangay 7) in Bukidnon National High School to replace the previous machine that malfunctioned at 11:13am. | Bukidnon News photo by Hazel Mae A. Generalao

POLL WATCHERS observe as contingency PCOS machine is opened after its arrival, 5:13pm, at cluster precinct no. 10 (Barangay 7) in Bukidnon National High School to replace the previous machine that malfunctioned at 11:13am. | Bukidnon News photo by Hazel Mae A. Generalao


MALAYBALAY CITY– One out of seven PCOS machines at the BNHS assigned cluster precincts malfunctioned this morning. Lyrica Sol O. Gabrinez, BEI chairperson of cluster precinct 10 for Barangay 7, noted at 11:13am that the PCOS no longer accepted ballots after receiving 240. It underwent troubleshooting every 3 minutes up to 3:10pm, she added. It received a ballot at 2pm but no more thereafter. The precinct resumed voting with temporary manual collection of casted ballots. At 5:13pm, a contingency PCOS arrived as replacement as supervised by Ganger Ranada of Comelec. Feeding of ballots to new PCOS then resumed. (HG)

06:53 pm

MALAYBALAY CITY– Only a few voters are coming in for last minute voting here at Bukidnon National High School (BNHS), contrast to the flocking of eager voters around 10am earlier today. As of 6pm, 72% of 5,262 registered voters have casted their votes in four clusters of Barangay 1, two clusters (Brgy 7), and one cluster (Brgy 2), based on the data provided by chairpersons of the clustered precincts. So far, 14 ballots have been totally rejected after four tries. (HG)

06:10 pm

VALENCIA CITY – With the voting time almost up, people are now preparing for the transmission of the results of the votes per precinct. Valencia City Central School has 27 clustered precincts but according to PCOS technician Mark Jason Jordan, “VCCS is only provided with 5 modems that will be used for transmission.” Jordan admitted that he sees this as a problem because the the transmission will be delayed because other precincts will still have to wait for other precincts using the modem to finish the transmission before they can begin their respective transmissions. (DM)

06:04 pm

MALAYBALAY CITY– There is a total of 29 malfunctioning PCOS machines in the province as of 5:20pm today. This figure, according to Comelec Provincial Supervisor Carlito Ravelo, is based on the reports of PCOS technicians and has to be verified by the election officers. The province’s 20 municipalities and 2 cities have one spare machine each aside from the Comelec-Bukidnon’s 4 extra PCOS. Atty. Ravelo said that if they won’t suffice, voting will still be continued but the ballots would be collected for later scanning. (ART)

05:25 pm

MALAYBALAY CITY – As of 5:15 P.M. today at Malaybalay Central School, 400 voters in precincts 11A, 11B, 12A, & 12B have voted, 234 have voted in precincts 0015A, & 0015B, 561 have voted in precincts 16A, 16B, 17A, 18A, & 18B, and 671 voters in precincts 27A, 27B, 27C, 27D, 32A, & 32B. (SD)

05:14 pm

MALAYBALAY CITY – As of 3:20PM, according to Police Director dela Torre of PNP Provincial Headquarters, generally the election is peaceful except for the brownout experienced in Kitaotao and Pangantucan in the morning. Some PCOS machines malfunctioned but were later repaired. About 900 PNP personnel are deployed all over the province, 400 of which come from the regional office. There were no election-related violence reported.

Tonight, pressure on the PNP will be on securing the PCOS machines from the precincts that will be transported to the Municipal hall or the City hall. Hard copy of the election returns need to be secured also. (LDT)

05:05 pm

MALAYBALAY CITY – Barangay 8 Captain filed complaint, at the precinct’s supervisor table of Malaybalay Central School, against a certain Julieta Veloso, a poll watcher of one of Mayoralty candidate for violating Section 10, letter D of General Instruction for BEI in connection with may 2013 election. For a complete detail of Comelec Resolution 8786 or the REVISED GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BOARD OF ELECTION INSPECTORS (BEI) please visit this Comelec link. (SD)

04:53 pm

MALAYBALAY CITY–Atty. Carlito Ravelo, provincial Comelec supervisor, said that the document containing the supposed Comelec disqualification of the Bukidnon Paglaum Party is bogus. “It’s obviously a fake…Besides, a real resolution is signed by the Comelec en banc, not by one person,” Ravelo said. He added that those caught spreading it will be charged with electoral sabotage punishable from 1 to 6 years, aside from criminal offense such as falsification of public documents, etc. (ART)

04:49 pm

MALAYBALAY CITY – According to C/Insp. Guy Jason Reyes, of the City Jail, “this is the second time that our inmates have participated in the elections.”

“The voting of the inmates was successful,” Reyes added.

The poll started at 7 a.m. and ended at 10 a.m. There are only 2 precincts in the jail, precincts 0441e ug 0441f.

In the Provincial Rehabilitation and Detention Center (PRDC), 415 inmates and jail officers have voted. This is the first time that the inmates of the PRDC participated in the polls. (ID)

04:48 pm

MALAYBALAY CITY – For peace and order: According to Police Provincial Deputy Director for Operations C/Insp. Erwin Bayani O. Meneses, our province is generally peaceful. Also according to S/Insp. Raymond Saluyag, “there is no case of insurgency, (our election is) peaceful and orderly. The two Barangays which are under the election watchlist is peaceful and under control. (ID)

04:38 pm

KISOLON, BUKIDNON – At around 7:20am a PCOS machine bogged down. Only 8 ballots were accepted during the 20-minute time frame. PCOS machine no longer accepted the ballots thereafter. The problem was addressed at 10 a.m. when the PCOS machine was replaced with the contingency PCSOS machine. Only then the voting resumed. (ID)

04:31 pm

MARAMAG, BUKIDNON – Thousands of voters were still queueing Monday afternoon to cast votes at the Maramag Central Elementary school, even if rain fell around 3p.m. Voters outside polling places squeezed under umbrellas, sheds, and trees for safety. Those who managed to fit in the corridors, cramped into compressed lines. Some voters decided to go home for shelter and forego their vote. But the weather posed only a slight irritation. Inside the precincts, voters complained of long waits. In the precinct clustering 02D, 3A, 3B, and 3C, two PCOS machines bogged down 5 hours apart. When the original machine conked with ‘unexpected error’ and start up error at 7:45p.m. technicians set up a contingency unit only to bog down by 12:30p.m. Voters stayed in the lines. Mayor Alicia Resus, among those in line, said her family has been waiting for 8 hours. Ma. Denia Matabalan, BEI chair, said they tried all ways before they choose to proceed without ballot scanning. the ballots were stored in the ballot box. (WB)

04:28 pm

MANOLO FORTICH – Fr. Noel Pedregosa, Parish priest of Immaculate Conception said, as of 4:28 p.m. “Aside from the bad weather, our elections here is peaceful and orderly.” (ID)

03:31 pm

VALENCIA CITY – Only 6 PCOS technicians are serving the Valencia City Central School polling place. VCCS has 27 clustered precincts in total. Technician Mark Jason Jordan said they are having a hard time responding to calls for troubleshooting the machines but somehow they have managed it. “The only big problem we have is the PCOS machine at cluster 17. We have no way to troubleshoot that one so we advised the BEI to continue with the voting and the votes will just be counted later on,” said Jordan. (DM)

02:37 pm

LUMBO, VALENCIA CITY – Ma. Luz Sumalinog, coordinator of PPCRV Lumbo, Valencia City feared a low voter turnout in the area due to the summer heat. In clustered precinct 135 with five precincts and the biggest in the area, only 344 persons of 989 voters have voted so far. Voters in long queues complained of long waiting time. Virgiania Rubin, 57, said unlike the others she will forego her lunch just so she could vote. She left home around 10 a.m. but by 2 p.m., she is at slot no. 34 in precinct 135D. Roving PPCRV Lumbo coordinator said though generally smooth, there were a number of voters who said were unable to find their names and precincts. (WB)

01:00 pm

MALAYBALAY CITY – The camp of a City Mayoralty candidate complained about the presence of a Brgy 8 Kagawad in prohibited polling place, rm 43, precinct no. 22A and 24A in Malaybalay Central School. (SD)

12:24 pm

MALAYBALAY CITY – A man distributing a paper bearing the logo and heading of Comelec stating the alleged disqualification of Governatorial candidate  Jose Maria R. Zubiri, is investigated by the precinct’s supervisor of Malaybalay City Central School. The document is purportedly signed by Atty. Josefina dela Cruz, Secretary of the Commission. The said alleged Promulgated Resolution is in response to the disqualification case filed by Lynard Allan Bigcas, also a candidate for governor against his political opponent Zubiri. According to the man, he was ordered by a Mayoralty candidate of Malaybalay City. According to lawyer Oliver Owen Garcia, that document is a falsified one. The lawyers of the Zubiri ticket, Garcia added, denied there was such a resolution. Garcia said, “resolutions on disqualification cases usually comes with signatures of the commission en banc.” He denied Bukidnon Paglaum Party (BPP) was disqualified.(SD with reports from WB)

12:09 pm

MALAYBALAY CITY – According to PPCRV poll watcher Morrize Waulter Masigan, the BJMP Malabalay City Jail poll is successful and synchronized except that because it is a special precinct the process is a bit faster and the secrecy ballot folders are not used by the detainees. There were also rejected ballots because of some markings in the upper right side of the ballot. (ID)

12:08 pm

AGLAYAN, Malaybalay City – The dead keep haunting the living with their names still on the election day voters list. Jenny, Pedro, Gregorio and Elena aside from all of them coming from Aglayan, another thing they have in common is that they are all dead with three of them who passed away 3-4 years ago. They are among 10 names of the dead the PPCRV so far found in Aglayan as of 11:30a.m. Monday. On the contrary, Avelina Sotto, 54, who is full life cannot find her name in all of Aglayan’s 20 precincts. About 14 others in the Barangay shared her ordeal, as of Monday morning. This surprised her family as she had voted in the 2004, 2007, and 2010 elections in precinct 44b. “I’m sad because its as if i already died. The dead have better fate,” she added. (WB)

11:14 am

VALENCIA CITY – The ‘express lanes’ for the elderly, pregnant, and differently abled were not implemented. We can see them lining up with the rest of the voters under the extreme heat of the sun. One elder lady said she will just go home and return in the afternoon because she cannot stand the heat.(DM)

10:58 am

SAN JOSE, Malaybalay City – A teenager (name withheld) lost his vote due to an accidental pen mark in the left side of his ballot. The PCOS machine did not accept the ballot despite several attempts.

PPCRV noted that another voter could not find her name in the precincts in San Jose Elementary School, only to find out it is in Sitio Mabuhay, another village.

Rissa Maiso, PPCRV volunteer said, aside from that, voting is so far smooth in San Jose. Still there are no holding rooms here. As of 10:26a.m. the PCOS machine in precincts 1480A-E registered 218 votes cast out of 1000 in one of two clustered precincts, Herievel Daguplo, BEI chair told Bukidnon News.

10:24 am

MALAYBALAY CITY – Hundreds of people have already flocked at the Airport Village Elementary School in order to vote. A handful of voters, however, has complained of not being listed in the precincts (83-90) here. According to Atty. Carlito Ravelo, provincial Comelec supervisor, voters not on the lists should go to the City Comelec Office to check what went wrong. (ART)

09:23 am

PAL-ING, MALAYBALAY CITY – Total of 171 voters from BJMP Malaybalay comprising 159 detainees and 12 BJMP officers. PCOS machine had a problem after 15 entries. Two  ballots rejected according to C.Insp. Representative Jason Reyes. The Board of Election Inspector (BEI) will forward the ballots to PPRCV and COMELEC to decide on what to do with denied ballots. The voting was witnessed by Bp. Jose Cabantan of Diocese of Malaybalay. Cabanan said, “It’s a good sign that the inmates have voted since they were not deprived of their right to vote.” Cabantan encourages everyone to vote based on their conscience and not to wait for a shower of ‘something’ from candidates. (ID)
 

09:04 am

VALENCIA CITY – City Central School cluster 12 machine malfunctioned from the very beginning. The BEI decided to do manual voting at 8:10am. PCOS technicians attended to the problem and fixed the machine at 8:45 with 21 ballots inside the box. The 21 ballots was then fed by the BEI to machine in presence of watchers. Voting has now resumed. (DM)

08:45 am

KALASUNGAY, MALAYBALAY CITY – Aside from the voters, Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs), poll watchers, and other observers, a common fixture in the vicinity of clustered precincts are volunteers of Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV).

The volunteers  have their own copy of election day voters list. In Kalasungay, where there are 3,580 voters in 20 precincts. There are 4 pcos machines and a PCOS technician.

PPCRV volunteers started guiding voters around 630a.m.

Ms. Edna Maganding, supervisor of the Kalasungay PPCRV assistance center,said so far voting is smooth with only two persons who came to complain they cant locate their names as of 8:10a.m. (WB)

 

08:22 am

VALENCIA CITY – A PCOS machine serving cluster 17 of Valencia City Central School had a trouble. PCOS technicians could not identify the trouble. Voting not started yet as of 8:10am. PCOS techician Arabell Tocmo advised BEI chair Esterlita
Leono to start the poll without the PCOS machine. The ballots will then be dropped to cluster 17’s ballot box for safekeeping. Cluster 17 will have to borrow a PCOS machine from other precincts. Ballots will be stored inside the cluster 17 ballot box and will be counted only when there will be a precinct that is already done canvassing the votes. (DM)

08:02 am

MALAYBALAY CITY – Voting has become a lucrative business even with the comelec and churches campaigning against vote buying. Sources told Bukidnon news at 6am Monday, Malaybalay’s 3 city candidates for mayor gave cash gifts to voters, especially supporters. Candidate  A and B both gave Php 200 each. Candidate C gave Php 100. We keep identity of candidates until we are able to confirm the reports. Campaign leaders of the candidates said they didn’t buy votes. They only offered gifts to thank supporters. (WB)

08:00 am

People waiting for their turn to cast their votes wait outside the polling place under the heat of the sun. | Bukidnon News photo by Daniel Mental

People waiting for their turn to cast their votes wait outside the polling place under the heat of the sun. | Bukidnon News photo by Daniel Mental


VALENCIA CITY – Polling precincts at Valencia City Central School have no holding areas. Voters are standing in line under the sun outside the polling places waiting for their turn to cast their votes. (DM)

07:33 am

KALASUNGAY, MALAYBALAY CITY – Juanito Florite, 57 0f zone 2 Kalasungay, Malaybalay City said he arrived at 5:47 am. He did no take coffee just to vote early. He is disappointed to note that as of 7:15am voting has not yet started. He is at the 23rd slot in the line 4 clustered precinct at room 6 in the Kalasungay Elementary School, which houses 6 precincts. The others take comic relief saying; the PCOS machines are “not yet awake”. As of 7:20am only 4 voters have entered the precinct. No PCOS entries yet. (WB)

07:11 am

KALASUNGAY, MALAYBALAY CITY – Precinct 105B PCOS machine initialized but there’s a problem with the thermal paper. Vivian Olano; PCOS technician confirmed and identified the thermal paper as the problem; not the PCOS machine. The BEI in the precinct observed that the paper is thicker and has rougher texture. Voting has not yet started as of 7:04 AM. (WB)

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