Once again, exploring the limits of my lowly mobile phone during the coverage of Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections in Sultan sa Barongis, Maguindanao.

First Mechanized Battalion

Augmentation troops

Boodle fight

Hours before deployment

Tight security

Board of Election Inspectors and police officers cross the Allah River onboard a canoe in Sultan sa Barongis, Maguindanao.

Stuck in the muddy road in a marshy village of Sultan sa Barongis

Early birds

One of the four APCs deployed to secure Barangay Tugal, one of the hotspot areas in Sultan sa Barongis

Voters check their names

One of the dilapidated classrooms, which had been abandoned for three years already.

Perimeter security

Keeping in order

With four military tanks deployed during election day, its a testament that Barangay Tugal was a flashpoint.