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2013 Barangay Elections: Results from Bangued

Winning Candidates of Bangued (source: Abra Elections 2013 FaceBook) 1. Zone 1 – Mae Acosta – unopposed, brgy capt-elect 2. Zone 2 – Amado Acosta – brgy capt-elect 3. Zone 3 – Ednus Sequerra – brgy. capt-elect 4. Zone 4 – Mark Seares – re-elected 5. Zone 5 – Mila Valera – unopposed, brgy. capt-elect … Continue reading

UPDATE: 2013 Barangay Elections: Today is Election day

Today, October 28, 2013 is election day!  They say every election is determined by the people who show up. I  hope everyone exercised their right to vote. This is the election where literraly “every vote counts”. Winners sometimes are determined by just a single vote. There were instances that a coin toss or even rock, paper, … Continue reading

Is Abra of the Cordilleras now rivalling Maguindanao for blood thirst?

by Norma Hennessy (http://thefilipinoaustralian.com) Abrenians worldwide have sought the social media to express their terror for their families and relatives about their fear that Abra is now beginning to rival Maguindanao for political blood thirst.

Abra Poll Body all set for the Barangay Elections

BY: MARIA TERESA BENAS BANGUED, Abra, (PIA) – – The week-long filing of Certificate of Candidacy (COCs) for the October 28 barangay elections went on peacefully in the province , thanks to the concerted efforts of various sectors to maintain peace and order during the election period.

Assassin Killed In Shoot-out with Abra Police

By Artemio A. Dumlao (abrenian.com) La Trinidad, Benguet (October 23, 2013) — An assassin who accordingly is a member of the dreaded Vicent Guzman “private armed group” was killed by policemen in a shoot-out in remote Pang-ot and Collago, both in Lagayan town in Abra.

Armed Abra Mayor, Bodyguards Held In Checkpoint

By Artemio A. Dumlao (abrenian.com) La Trinidad, Benguet (October 22, 2013) – An armed mayor and two of his bodyguards were held along a checkpoint in Bangued, Abra’s capital town.

Barangay Elections 2013: Guns, Goons and Gold

Barangay elections are supposed to be apolitical exercise but not in the case of Abra as reported by Dhobie P. De Guzman abs-cbn news.

2013 Barangay Election Facts

It’s Election Period again. As of September 2013, there are 42,028 barangays around the country. There’s 304 Barangays in Abra. Gun Ban – September 28, 2013 to November 12, 2013 Official campaign period – October 18 to 26, 2013. Election Day – October 28, 2013 The election will be a manual election and not automated as … Continue reading

Armed groups disbanded

By Dexter A. See  LA TRINIDAD, Benguet—At least five armed groups operating in Abra province and nearby areas have surrendered to authorities as a result of “peace-keeping” program of the local police, officials said on Thursday.

Barangay Kagawad candidate killed

Lagayan, Abra. A barangay council aspirant was gunned to death on October 16, 2013 at Sitio Calungbuyan, Brgy. Pulot, Lagayan, Abra.

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