2 plebiscites in Marawi marks first since 2017 siege

Photograph courtesy of PIA-Lanao del Sur

More than 13,000 people are expected to vote in two upcoming plebiscites in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur on Saturday, being the fourth election and the first plebiscite in the City since the 2017 Marawi siege.

According to data provided by the Commission on Elections on Wednesday, 992 registered voters are expected to show up to cast their votes on the possible creation of Barangay Boganga II, splitting from Barangay Boganga.

Meanwhile, 480 residents will be voting for the possible split of the proposed Barangay Datu Dalidigan from Barangay Sagonsongan.

The said plebiscites were mandated in City Ordinance Numbers 07-010 for Barangay Boganga II and 05-010 for Barangay Datu Dalidigan.

“The bases in both city ordinances are increased in the barangay population since the Marawi Siege and increase of actual barangay inhabitants due to internally displaced persons,” COMELEC Spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco said in a Viber message.

Ballots that will be used in the two Marawi City plebiscites have been printed last 25 February.

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