CMC asks Comelec to defer brgy polls in ZC PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 October 2013 11:32

The Crisis Management Committee (CMC) Wednesday approved a resolution requesting Comelec to postpone the barangay elections in Zamboanga City in view of the crisis situation, now on its 26th day.

The CMC led by Mayor Beng Climaco also asked the poll body to exempt Zamboanga City from the imposition of the Comelec gun ban.

Election Commissioner Christian Lim who was present during the CMC meeting at City Hall Wednesday afternoon committed to recommend to Comelec en banc the postponement of barangay polls in the city as well as the exemption of Zamboanga from the gun ban because of the extraordinary situation here. Comelec decision is expected October 8.

Meanwhile, pending approval of government authorities, the liturgical celebrations for the Feast of the Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar will be held at the Centro Pastoral, at 6 am and 5 pm, beginning Wednesday, October 3.

On the other hand, curfew will continue to be in effect from 10pm to 4am in locations outside the critical areas and areas of concern while the 8pm to 5pm curfew will still be imposed in other locations.

Work in City Hall and in other offices-both public and private including private establishments and companies—located outside the critical zone will continue today and the days to come.

Classes will also continue today in schools except those located within the 5-7 kilometer radius from the critical zone and those with prior arrangements with the CMC tomorrow and the days to come. The CHED-RO-9 in consultation with HEI heads have has announced the reopening of classes in most HEIs on October 7. Security measures will continue to be a concerted effort of the military and police authorities and the barangays and volunteers. — SEC