IN LINE with the goal to conduct safe and honest polls, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and local police in Masantol town spearheaded a peace covenant signing participated in by local candidates over the weekend.
The activity gathered candidates for all local positions for a unity walk, and signing of peace covenant and integrity pledge which seeks the commitment of the local bets to embark on a truthful and peaceful polls this coming May.
“A few days from now, we will officially start the campaign period and this peace covenant signing aims to remind all candidates as well as their supporters that we have rules and regulations to follow,” said Comelec officer Hilda Dizon.
Chief Inspector Nestor Bulatao, Masantol chief of police, for his part, assured the commitment of the police to strictly monitor the communities to ensure the safety and security of the public.
“We want to assure Masantoleños that the local police is always on alert status to ensure quick response for any untoward incidents, and inclined in maintaining peace and order of the general public,” he noted.
Mayor Danilo Guintu, who is running unopposed for his third term, also encouraged his fellow candidates to engage in clean and fair campaign activities by presenting their platforms of government during their sorties.
“Let us give Masantoleños the kind of election they deserve: peaceful, honest and fair. Let us always keep in mind that election is not for us candidates but for our constituents and our hometown,” he said.