Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Village polls in CL generally peaceful says COMELEC

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga-The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has declared the conduct of the 2013 barangay elections in Central Luzon as generally peaceful, honest, and orderly.
“We are glad to note that elections pushed through in all 3,102 barangays. There are however reports of minor incidents that occurred such as vote buying and illegal distribution of campaign materials,” COMELEC Regional Election Director Rafael Olano disclosed.
The election period will still be in effect until November 12 and winning candidates will officially assume office on November 30.
Olaño disclosed that figures from the Philippine National Police show that a total of 91 persons have been arrested for violating the gun ban.
Some 24,816 positions were up for grabs last Monday in Central Luzon including 3,102 punong barangays and 21,714 kagawads.
The region had 19,050 clustered precincts in 2,817 voting centers.


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