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More than 2000 refugees from 360 families who were displaced due to armed conflict are going back to their homes in the southern Philippines. (more…)

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DATU PIANG, 13 May 2010 (IRIN) – Two rocket-propelled grenades landed just 100m away from a village in the southern Philippines, exploding near voters lined up at polling stations for national elections this week. (more…)

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11 May 2010 05:32:13 GMT

Source: Reuters

MANILA, May 11 (Reuters) – Maoist-led guerrillas on Tuesday ambushed an army convoy escorting election officials in a remote town on the southern island in the Philippines, killing six people and wounding a dozen, an army spokesman said. (more…)

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Source: Xinhua/09:03 May 10 2010

An explosion at a mosque killed one and wounded more than a dozen, including three critically injured ones in North Cotabato, southern Philippines, on Sunday evening. (more…)

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DATU PIANG, 10 May 2010 (IRIN) – As Filipinos go to the polls on 10 May to elect a new president, Payuna Biano hopes the new government will help improve the plight of thousands of displaced people like her. (more…)

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09:12 GMT, Monday, 10 May 2010 10:12 UK

Voting in national and local elections in the Philippines has been extended by one hour due to long queues of voters.

Filipinos will elect a new president and vice-president, as well as more than 17,000 other positions.

The queues have been linked to problems with new automated vote-counting machines, some of which had failed to operate properly in pre-poll testing. (more…)

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Philippines: hoping for a better life despite election fears

Although most displaced people in Central Mindanao have returned to their homes over the past year, thousands have yet to do so. The ICRC has been providing assistance for them in accordance with their needs. This is an update on these and other ICRC activities in the Philippines. (more…)

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