Poll bets urged not to use goons, guns

CATBALOGAN CITY -- Samar Police Provincial Director Eusebio Mejos asked the candidates, who are running in various posts in the province, to focus on their platforms and not to use goons and guns for Secure and Fair Elections (Safe) 2013 elections.

Mejos said that as what he observed, politicians are very much cooperative in the province.

The first indication that they are willing is almost all the candidates coming from different parties attended and joined the peace covenant signing in Calbayog City recently.

“For candidates, I hope with the peace covenant you will do your part to have peaceful and honest polls 2013,” he said.

The better way of campaigning is not using of goons and guns but letting the people know their platform of governance in a peaceful approach, Mejos added.

“As provincial director and as the deputy commander of Special Operations Task Group-Samar (SOTG-Samar), we will do our best and knowledge and capability to attain the peaceful 2013 election,” he said.

The PNP Samar has already deployed strategically personnel and augmented with Philippine Army in Sta. Margarita, Matuguinao and Calbayog City.

PNP Samar is also conducting province wide omni-presence or the availability of the PNP in each barangay. In Calbayog City, they are required to visit seven barangays per day. This is to identify the problem in the barangay and the peace and order concern.

Mejos said that if everyone will help, it is not impossible to achieve SAFE 2013 elections. (Leyte Samar Daily Express)
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