Philippines hold elections after violent campaign

Filipinos headed to the polls Monday to elect local and congressional representatives in elections likely to do little to ease the country's political instability amid campaign violence that has left at least 113 people dead. Opinion polls showed the opposition certain to hold onto control of the Senate. The House of Representatives was likely to remain in the hands of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's backers, which would doom any effort to launch a third impeachment bid against her over allegations that she fixed the 2004 election.