Village polls in Omar town in Sulu peaceful Print
Saturday, 19 May 2018 16:07

The Municipality of Omar in the province of Sulu has been considered as one of the hotspots every election time but not anymore this time when local officials and all stakeholders work hand in hand to prove that they can also have an honest, peaceful and orderly election.

In fact, last Monday’s  Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections was noted to be generally peaceful with not a single untoward incident registered.

First Lieutenant  Primo A. Pasion, commanding officer of the Daredevil Charlie Company of the Philippine Army,  has reported that the village polls was very peaceful. “ Dati rati itong barangays ng Lahing-Lahing, Huwit-Huwit, Tanjaan, Andalan at Ninagakaan ay mga tinaguriang hotspot. Pero ngayon pina secured ko sa mga troopers ko kasabay ang mga pulis. Peaceful naman at walang nangyari at very cooperative ang magkabilaang partido. Mabait kami sa kanila pinapapasok naming sila sa perimeter ng voters precinct at basta maglinya at magpakita sila ng lahat na identification kung ano meron sila para walang gulo. Sumusunod naman sila,” 1Lt. Pasion told DZT in Pilipino.

According to Pasion, the local residents have already become law abiding and the candidates as well as their supporters have complied with the Comelec rules and regulations.

He, however, disclosed that some people have spread rumors and fake news but the general public did not pay attention.

The army junior officer said that although the Commission on Elections has detailed policemen to act as Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) in some barangays in Omar Municipality the candidates and their supporters did not complain with the set up and they even fully cooperated with the authorities and local officials. Allen Abastillas