Guv: Let's work for peaceful polls-A A +A
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
BACOLOR -- Governor Lilia Pineda has enjoined all candidates in Pampanga province to work hard for peaceful elections, during the covenant signing held at the San Guillermo Parish Church in this town Tuesday.
According to Pineda, she signed the treaty as a manifestation of her serious advocacy to make Pampanga the most peaceful province during the campaign and election periods.
She added that the promotion of an orderly election starts with presenting platforms truthfully, and not with mudslinging.
"Election is the time to unite the people and not to divide the province with harsh words and erroneous information," Pineda said.
The governor also directed this request to fellow gubernatorial candidate Eddie Panlilio.
"Together with me and other candidates, let's pray for the election in Pampanga to be peaceful," stated Pineda.
She even encouraged Kapampangans to give all the candidates a chance to speak of their good intentions for the province so that they could choose wisely.
"I believe that all of us want to serve the province, so it is up to the people to decide based on our accomplishments and future plans," she said.
Also signing the peace covenant were Panlilio, vice gubernatorial candidates Dennis Pineda and May Tiglao, Rep. Aurelio Gonzales (third district reelectionist), congressional bet Vivian Dabu (second district), board members and councilors.
Meanwhile, the police regional office in Central Luzon spearheaded a Unity Walk and Prayer Rally for a Secure and Fair Elections on Tuesday.
Chief Superintendent Edgardo Ladao, police regional director, said the activity was in collaboration with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the religious sector.
The Unity Walk started around 6:15 a.m. at Barangay San Vicente in Bacolor town. Participants converged at San Guillermo church in Bacolor town. (With Ric Sapnu)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 30, 2013.