A state of emergency has been declared in parts of the southern Philippines a day after a massacre - apparently linked to the country's upcoming elections.
The killings took place in Maguindanao province of the southern island of Mindanao - a region dominated by a few politically-powerful families.
Soldiers and police are searching for a provincial governor implicated in the massacre of at least 22 people.
Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports.
Source: Al Jazeera