Philippines: Summary of cases of election fraud, violence allegedly committed by police, military

May. 19, 2007

Monitoring, Documentation, and Quick Reaction ( MDQ )

II Summary of Cases on Election Related Fraud and Violence

allegedly involving elements of the Armed Forces of the

Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP) and

private armed goons maintained by political warlords

Period: May 14 to May 18, 2007

Reports from Task Force Poll Watch (TFPW) Field Coordinators

Scope: All regions and provinces excluding National Capital Region (NCR)
A. Reported Incidents

Date Account Alleged Perpetrator/s Place

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May 19, 2007 / 8:35am

B. Areas where Military involvement during the elections were reported:

  1. Porac Pampanga
  2. Castilla Sorsogon
  3. San Luis, Porac Isabela
  4. Nasugbu and Taysan Batangas
  5. Dasmarinas, Cavite
  6. Cordon, and Cauayan, and San Luis Roxas, Isabela
  7. Tuburan, Iloilo
  8. Tubod, Lanao Del Norte
  9. Palimbang Sultan Kudarat
  10. Baggao, Cagayan
  11. Burgos, Ilocos Norte
  12. Kolambugan and Tubod Lanao del Norte
  13. Roxas, Mindoro Oriental
  14. Masbate
  15. Guimba, Nueva Ecija
  16. New Bataan, Compostela Valley
  17. Gumaca, LUcena, Sariaya, Candelaria, Lucena, Pagbilao, Gen. Luna and Macalelon, Quezon
  18. Alangalang and Tacloban Leyte
  19. North Cotabato
  20. Marikina City
  21. Makati City
  22. Many parts of Camarines Norte
  23. Sa. Rosa, Laguna
  24. Lavenzares, North Samar
  25. Abuyog, Cagayan Valley
  26. Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan
  27. Tanauan, Batangas
  28. Marawi City
  29. Many polling places in Lanao del Sur
  30. Many canvassing areas in Isabela
  1. Forms of reported military and police involvement:
  1. Abductions and salvaging of PPL leaders and pollwatchers
  2. Illegal presence inside canvass areas or roaming around polling places and canvass areas
  3. Harassment of voters and forcing them not to vote our PPLs and instead vote for bantay, tucp, anad etc.
  4. Transporting of ballot boxes in canvass areas
  5. Banning PPL pollwatchers inside the canvass areas and selecting only those they want to allow to enter
  6. Acting as bodyguards of candidates
  7. Presence of APC and 6×6 trucks near polling places and canvass areas
  8. Police counting the votes in precinct
  9. Shooting and wounding of BM leader
  10. Burning of school rooms
  11. Illegal arrest of poll watchers
  12. Threatening Comelec official

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Monitoring, Documentation, and Quick Reaction ( MDQ )TASK FORCE POLL WATCH 2007 May 19, 2007 / 7:35am

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