KIMBERLY JANE TAN, GMA NEWS
The government on Friday identified a total of 15 provinces where violence is likely to take place in next year's midterm elections.
On Friday, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas described the areas as high risk because of the number of election-related violence, private armies, running family feuds, rebel groups, and gangs and crime groups existing there.
"Itong 15 probinsyang ito ayon sa datos ng nakaraan na hawak ng DILG at PNP, dito yung pinaka high risk na magkaroon ng karahasan sa darating na halalan kaya ito ang pina-prioritize ng probinsya," Roxas said during a press briefing at Camp Crame.
He identified the 15 provinces as:
Lanao del Sur