10 people arrested for allegedly buying votes in Cavite

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 5) — Authorities arrested 10 people in Cavite Saturday in an alleged vote-buying incident in the province.

A report from Regional Field Unit 4A PCol Lawrence Cajipe to Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Director Amador Corpus said the arrest happened around 6 p.m. at Barangay Zapote in Bacoor.

Arrested were:

Teresita Marjes

Irene Morales

Elsie Alano

Jayson Alab

Rex del Rosario

Jose de Leon

Gregorio Tamio

Michael Omedes

Joselino Villa

Jowel Sale

Authorities made the arrests after responding to a citizen call regarding the alleged incident.

The suspects were caught in the act of violating Section 261 of the Omnibus Election Code.

Confiscated were bundles of small brown envelopes containing ₱200, with a total amount of ₱75,800; additional cash amounting to ₱83,000, two t-shirts bearing the name of candidates running for office in Cavite, and a notebook bearing names of people.

The report said the suspects were brought to the provincial field unit of CIDG Cavite "for documentation and proper disposition."