International observers in PH to monitor May 13 polls

Posted at May 10 2013 09:07 PM | Updated as of May 11 2013 05:07 AM

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MANILA, Philippines -- International observers from 16 different countries are in the Philippines to monitor the May 13 elections.

The observers are training their sights on a number of areas with a history of election-related violence, fraud and political clans.

These include electoral races in Pampanga, 3rd district of Camarines Sur, ARMM and Masbate.

But Leif Pettersen said the current political climate is much better than before.

Marie Norden, another observer from Sweden, praised the Comelec's liquor ban which she said has not been implemented in other countries.

ANC Dateline Philippines, May 10, 2013