Likewise, the proposed new province of Lanao del Sur would consist of the municipalities of Bacolod-Kalawi, Balabagan, Balindong, Bayang, Binidayan, Butig, Calanogas, Ganassi, Kapatagan, Lumbaca-Unayan, Lumbatan, Lumbayanague, Madalum, Madamba, Marogong, Pagayawan, Picong
, Pualas, Sultan Dumalondong, Tubaran and Tugaya, with Malabang as the new capital.
In a conversation with his father two hours after being abducted, Noraldin told Elias Yusoph, Commissioner of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), that he would be released only if votes in the municipalities of Malabang, Masiu, Picong
, and Taraka in Lanao del Sur, were annulled, Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said yesterday.
Burnett's identification of picong
and Ramazani's delineation
He spelled out the historical stories for the society in ways that calypsonians and their audiences appreciated--with spellbinding use of the language, impressionable oratorical flashes, a dazzling egotism based on a presumed absolute command of the subject material, the stance of the batonnier, the wit of the master picong
artist, the conspiratorial tone of the holder of public secrets, and, not the last nor least of these qualities, the seductiveness of the accomplished Don Juan.