Thursday, April 26, 2007

and going...

Twenty people have been killed in election-related violence so far ahead of May 14 Philippine congressional and local elections, police said Wednesday.

more on that story here ->

According to Pagdilao, The figures fall short of the 249 cases of violence and 148 deaths registered in the presidential elections in 2004 and the 269 incidents and 111 deaths in the congressional and local elections in 2001. (AFP)

Police checkpoints and raids intended to stem the violence have resulted in the arrest of 1,883 people and the seizure of 1,762 firearms, 177 explosives and 291 other deadly weapons, Pagdilao added.


Since Jan. 14, police have dismantled 52 of about 90 known armed groups maintained by politicians, arrested more than 2,000 people for violating the election gun ban, and seized more than 1,700 weapons that could be used in attacks, in an effort to curb poll violence, police director for operations Wilfredo Garcia said Wednesday.

from abs-cbn news.

It just not going to stop even after the elections. there will always be rivalries, opposing sides and harsh ways to solve problems.