Zambo Sur town bets sign peace covenant PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 October 2013 14:45

The candidates in Tigbao, Zamboanga del Sur have pledged to abide by the law for a peaceful and orderly barangay elections Monday, a police official announced Friday.

Tigbao police chief Sr. Insp. Norbert Velonza said the candidates for barangay chairmen and councilmen have signed a peace covenant Thursday in ceremonies at the municipal gymnasium.

Tigbao, which comprises 18 barangays, is a fifth class municipality in Zamboanga del Sur.

The town has a population of 16,914 people in 3,089 households as of the 2000 Census on Population conducted by the National Statistics Office (NSO).

“The signing of the covenant is aimed to enjoin the candidates on their vital role in the preservation of peace and order in the province of Zamboanga del Sur in relation to the upcoming barangay election 2013,” Velonza said.

The covenant signing was witnessed by municipal officials as well as top officials of the police, military, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Commission on Elections (Comelec).