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  WOW Philippines :: Explore Philippines :: Description
Maguindanao is the only predominantly Muslim province of the four that were created out of the former province of Cotabato.
Perhaps Maguindanao is most popularly known for Rio Grande de Mindanao, the second largest river in the Philippines and the longest in Mindanao.
Maguindanao is bounded on the north by Lanao del Sur, on the east by North Cotabato, on the west by the Moro Gulf, and on the south by Sultan Kudarat.
www.tourism.gov.ph /explore_phil/place_details.asp?content=description&province=116   (326 words)

From 1663 to 1718, Maguindanao influence extended as far as Zambales in the west, Cagayan de Oro in the north, Sarangani in the south, and Davao in the east.
Maguindanao pottery is made mainly through the "turn-modeling" technique, where a turntable, as well as a paddle, an anvil, and a broken rim, are used to mold and shape the pottery (Jose-De La Cruz 1982:8-9).
The Maguindanao believe in a basic unity underlying the various aspects of the environment and this belief is reflected in the use of often conflicting image and subject in the riddles (Notre Dame Journal 1980:17).
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 The Provincial Profile of Maguindanao
Maguindanao continued to be a part of the province of Cotabato until November 1973 when the province was divided into the three provinces of Maguindanao, North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 341.
Maguindanao was the scene of clashes between government forces and Bangsa Moro secessionists during the height of the armed struggle to create a Moro homeland forcing thousands to seek refuge in more secure settlements.
The business opportunities in Maguindanao are enhanced by the rich agricultural lands, the strategic location of the province and the plans of the local government unit to industrialize its agricultural based economy.
www.geocities.com /lppsec/pp/maguindanao.htm   (1346 words)

 The Manila Times Internet Edition | TOP STORIES > No new election for Maguindanao
Just the same, Task Force Maguindanao would continue looking for the documents that would be used as the basis to recanvass the votes for senators from the province, Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr.
Maguindanao’s provincial election supervisor, Lintang Bedol, and 66 election officers from 22 municipalities in the province failed to appear at Friday’s Comelec hearing and were represented only by their lawyers.
The Comelec rejected the petition of the lawyer for the Genuine Opposition, Leila de Lima, to exclude the votes from Maguindanao and proclaim Pimentel.
www.manilatimes.net /national/2007/june/16/yehey/top_stories/20070616top1.html   (524 words)

 Uniffors- Life in Gloria’s Enchanted Kingdom » Maguindanao
In a manner, Maguindanao’s past—the episodes of triumph and defeat, of co-existence and betrayal, of prosperity and deprivation—predicte d its present complications.
Maguindanao’s HDI score is equal to that of Swaziland, a very poor African country ruled by an absolute monarchy, with about 70 percent of the population living on one US dollar per day.
Whereas the Maguindanao of the 19th century gained prominence as a commercial hub, today’s Maguindanao is notorious for its violent politics and fraudulent elections.
www.uniffors.com /?p=825   (1297 words)

 GMANews.TV - 46 days after E-Day : Maguindanao vote battle back to Comelec - Nation - Official Website of GMA News and ...
With the Supreme Court's denial of the petition to stop the Maguindanao vote re-canvassing,, the legal battle now shifted to the Comelec, which is poised to pursue the counting of votes from the controversial province and proclaim the winner for the 12th slot in the senatorial race.
He said the Maguindanao votes were highly irregular because these were generated by the Comelec through irregular means.
But justices questioned Pimentel's argument to have the election results from the province of Maguindanao be excluded in the national canvassing for the senatorial race due to massive fraud.
www.gmanews.tv /story/48772/46-days-after-E-Day-Maguindanao-vote-battle-back-to-Comelec   (932 words)

 GMANews.TV - Maguindanao whistleblowers: ‘We did it for TU’s 12-0 win’ - Nation - Official Website of GMA News and ...
But lawyer Lintang Bedol, Maguindanao’s provincial election supervisor, dared the witnesses to come out and file appropriate charges in court so substantial their claims of electoral fraud.
Meantime, school teachers in Maguindanao gathered at the capitol grounds to show their support for Governor Datu Andal Ampatuan and to disabuse the public minds that they were part of the cheating in the elections.
Should we believe someone who claimed to be a teacher but did not want to be named, to cast doubts on the results of the elections and besmirch the teachers of Maguindanao," the regional governor said.
www.gmanews.tv /story/43637/Maguindanao-whistleblowers-We-did-it-for-TUs-12-0-win   (723 words)

 MNLF Home Page
Maguindanao used to be the cradle of our Islamic culture and civilization especially during those days before its fragmentation.
Again, in order to be able to transform Maguindanao into a center of economic agro-industrial activities, I went to the Czech Republic and signed a memorandum of agreement for the establishment of a sugar central in Talayan municipality, again, under the Maguindanao province.
And I’m sure Maguindanao Province, Kutawato Province, Sultan Kudarat Province, South Kutawato Province, former members of the empire system of Kutawato, are going to become the center, the main provider of food for the future Filipino nation.
mnlf.net /Speech_Maguindanao.htm   (2153 words)

 Maguindanao, Philippines
LINTANG Bedol, the controversial former elections commissioner of Maguindanao, remains elusive and nowhere to be found by police authorities in Mindanao, a senior police official said Friday.
THE failure of the police to arrest Maguindanao election supervisor Lintang Bedol on orders of the Commission on Elections reinforces the suspicion that he is enjoying the protection of powerful political forces.
CONTROVERSIAL Maguindanao election supervisor Lintang Bedol is now a fugitive from justice, and a citizen’s arrest could be enforced on him if spotted anywhere in the country, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
mindanao.wowphilippines.com /maguindanao   (1398 words)

 Local Government Unit: Province of Maguindanao
The land of the Maguindanaos, or 'people of the flood plains', lies in a fertile valley of the longest river in Mindanao, the Pulangi or the Rio Grande de Mindanao.
The land is generally flat and low, with marshes in the vicinity of Libungan.
Maguindanao receives little precipitation through out the year, but the rains that do fall swell the tributaries and flood the plains.
elgu.ncc.gov.ph /ecommunity/maguindanao   (120 words)

Team Unity (TU) senatorial bet Juan Miguel Zubiri won in 38 precincts in Pagalungan town in Maguindanao, which the Genuine Opposition (GO), ironically, believes were not tainted with electoral fraud.
SENATOR Panfilo Lacson believes that the Commission on Elections is virtually being held hostage by Maguindanao poll supervisor Lintang Bedol because he knows a lot concerning the Comelec’s alleged involvement in rigging the results of the 2004 and 2007 polls.
All the senatorial candidates who got zero in the contested Maguindanao certificate of canvass (COC) now have votes in the province after the partial canvass of municipal tally results which did not fall under the custody of poll supervisor Lintang Bedol.
www.mindanao.com /maguindanao   (844 words)

 Western Resistance: Philippines: Muslim Sultan of Maguindanao Gunned Down
Arab News reports that the Muslim sultan of Maguindanao and his brother were victims of an attack by gunmen in the southern Philippines.
Maguindanao province is located in the west of the southern island of Mindanao, and is part of a region entitled the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao or ARMM, which was officially inaugurated on November 6, 1990.
Originally, between the 14th and 17th centuries the Maguindanao sultanate ruled over the entire island of Mindanao, Basilan island and the kingdom of Ternate in land now deemed part of Indonesia.
www.westernresistance.com /blog/archives/001436.html   (393 words)

 The Daily PCIJ » Blog Archive » The Maguindanao vote: Working ‘miracles’ again in ARMM?
More significantly, Maguindanao, along with Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and Lanao del Sur, figured prominently in the “Hello, Garci” recordings — phone conversations between Arroyo and former Comelec commissioner Virgilio Garcillano caught on tape allegedly detailing efforts to manipulate the outcome of the 2004 polls in Arroyo’s favor.
One town in Maguindanao, Talitay, was mentioned in a call also made on June 6, 2004 by Comelec lawyer Wynne Asdala to Garcillano discussing efforts to garner more votes for K-4 senatorial candidate Robert Barbers.
Maguindanao’s “very high” voter turnout, with no town registering lower than 90 percent, according to Bedol, likewise lends to the improbability of the election results.
www.pcij.org /blog/?p=1708   (2994 words)

 maguindanao votes: "simply incredible" - Microsoft Philippines Community
NOTE: There are still 38 precincts with around 7,600 votes not included in the Maguindanao results.) CEBU In the Province of Cebu, which we can assume to be Team Unity’s / the Administration’s bailiwick: Zubiri led Pimentel by 181,225 votes in a province with 1,603,345 registered voters, out of which 1,267,125 voters voted.
to exclude the results is to disenfranchise the maguindanao voters, but to include the results is to disenfranchise the maguindanao voters as well, because it appears it's not their vote that's reflected there.
wow, for 91% of the total maguindanao voting population (not simply the number of people who ACTUALLY voted) to vote for zubiri is incredible.
msforums.ph /forums/t/43703.aspx   (1619 words)

 Maguindanao, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines
Maguindanao Province, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines
Maguindanao was created in November 22, 1973 by virtue of
Maguindanao is the only Mulsim province of the four created out of the
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 The Daily PCIJ » Blog Archive » Why you should doubt the Maguindanao election results
In Maguindanao, a look at the election results there reveals highly improbable figures and surprisingly high voter turnout.
Comparing the results from the “original” provincial certificate of canvass — which was set aside by the national board of canvassers — with the new set of documents shows unusual decreases and increases in the votes for certain senatorial candidates (see table).
Another suspicious pattern in the Maguindanao results is the unusually high voter turnout in all the towns, averaging at 96 percent.
www.pcij.org /blog/?p=1810   (2926 words)

 How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maguindanao?
If the Comelec declares a failure of election in the entire province of Maguindanao, as Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos earlier announced, it will be tantamount to voiding the victory of local candidates in the area who have already been proclaimed.
Apart from Datumanong, the entire slate of Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan, and those of 20 Maguindanao mayors all ran unopposed in the May 14 elections.
This means the current Maguindanao COC will trim his lead down to a measly 10,000 votes.
www.newsbreak.com.ph /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3447&Itemid=88889004   (1563 words)

 ABS-CBN Interactive
The Commission on Elections on Wednesday summoned previously declared winners in the local elections in Maguindanao to appear before the National Board of Canvassers (NBC) on Monday morning.
The COMELEC chairman earlier said the commission en banc decided to declare a failure of elections in Maguindanao after the Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC) decided to terminate the recanvassing of votes.
A teacher from Maguindanao, who approached the Legal Network for Truthful Elections, legal arm of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting, had revealed that she was ordered to fill up blank ballots with the names of candidates allied with the administration, including names of Team Unity senatorial candidates.
www.abs-cbnnews.com /storyPage.aspx?storyId=79859   (1310 words)

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