Beng lauds authorities for peaceful, orderly polls PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 11:47

Mayor Beng Climaco has praised the police and military authorities and all agencies concerned for effectively and efficiently coordinating with each other resulting to a peaceful, orderly and clean elections Monday, May 9.

The mayor specifically cited the City Police Office, Task Force Zamboanga, the teachers who served as board of election inspectors, personnel from the City Treasurer’s Office, General Services Office, the Commission on Elections and all the other agencies including the volunteer groups that helped secure the sanctity of the ballots.

Except for defective vote counting machines, disenfranchisement of voters, long queues at precincts and other minor issues Monday’s elections in Zamboanga was generally peaceful, according to the City Police Office.

Mayor Climaco spent only 15 minutes to cast her vote at her precinct at the Sta. Maria Elementary School. She was one of the first voters who trooped to the precinct at 6am.

She stressed that police and military authorities, the teachers, poll watchers and poll watchdogs and all concerned sacrificed a lot to ensure that the voting as well as the counting and canvassing of votes were done without glitches.

Meanwhile, Climaco, who is re-elected for a second term said her Liberal Party team will lead the clean-up of all election materials that were left scattered after the May 9 polls. — Sheila Covarrubias