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BARMM’s 1.98-M voters expected to troop to polling precincts Monday

Breaking News • 09:00 AM Sun May 12, 2019
Edwin O. Fernandez
Police were trained as board of election in case teachers won't report for duties. (PNP-BARMM)

COTABATO CITY – Almost 2 million registered voters in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) are expected to cast their votes to elect 12 senators and eight members of the House of Representatives in tomorrow’s midterm elections.

Based on Comelec data, BARMM has 1,980,441 registered voters as of last plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in January in five provinces, three cities, 116 municipalities and 2,590 barangays.

The voters will choose five governors and five vice governors for Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi and city mayors and vice mayors for Cotabato, Marawi and Lamitan.

They will also elect 50 members of the provincial board, 116 municipal mayors, 116 municipal vice mayors and 1,160 members of municipal council.

In Maguindanao, 13 mayoral aspirants are sure winners for running unopposed.

These mayoral aspirants are unopposed in the towns of Ampatuan, Buluan, Datu Angal, Datu Blah Sinsuat, Datu Odin, Datu Paglas, Guindulungan, Kabuntalan Mother, Mangudadatu, Pandag, Sultan Kudarat, Sultan Mastura and Paglat.

The vice mayoral aspirants in these towns are also unopposed.

Police and military authorities in partnership with the Comelec have designed measures that will ensure orderly and peaceful elections in traditionally troubled region during political exercises.



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