Sunday, May 12, 2013

Dinagat Islands is generally peaceful as May polls set tomorrow

By Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, May 12 (PIA) –- The entire province is generally peaceful a day before the midterm elections, an officer of the province of Dinagat Islands 

Information Officer Jane Mayola in an interview over 107.8 Power FM said the peace and order situation remains normal as the Dinagatnons prepare for the election. 

Mayola said there were no reports of election-related incidents and vote-buying in the province. 

She added that since this year’s election in the province is a battle between the Ecleo mother and daughter, the people of Dinagat are optimistic that tomorrow’s election will be peaceful and in order. 

With the campaign period over, Mayola said candidates of both political parties have also rested their campaign sorties. 

“This shows that all candidates have adhered to the guidelines set by the Commission on Elections,” she said. 

When asked on her opinion on the deployment of 84 security forces from the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Mayola said this is normal. 

“This is just but normal to all places in the country since our government upholds peace and security at all times, especially during the conduct of election. This is to ensure the sanctity of the votes of the general public,” she said. 

Mayola is hopeful that peace and security will remain to be observed in the entire province as they will choose for their new leader tomorrow, May 13. (RER, PIA-Caraga)