CEBU CITY – Candidates running in the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections (BSKE) participated in a unity walk and covenant signing here on Wednesday, September 13.
BRIG. Gen. Anthony Aberin, chief of the Police Regional Office-Central Visayas, leads the signing of a peace covenant after a unity walk on Wednesday, September 13, at the Plaza Independencia, Cebu City. (PRO-7)
The police and military, officials from the Commission on Elections-Central Visayas, and other stakeholders also attended the twin activity.
“The purpose of the two activities is to make sure that we will have safe, peaceful, and fair elections,” said Police Lt. Col. Gerard Ace Pelare, spokesperson of Police Regional Office-Central Visayas chief Police Brig. Gen. Anthony Aberin.
Pelare said the unity walk and covenant signing will not just be held in Cebu City but also in the entire Central Visayas.
“We do this every election because this will signify that our candidates are willing to commit that they will follow the law and they will avoid doing things that will cause trouble during the elections,” said Aberin.
Among those who attended the two activities at the Plaza Independencia were Aberin, Cebu City Vice
Mayor Raymond Garcia, and Veronico Petalcorin, Comelec-7 assistant director.
“Let us support the steps that the police and the Armed Forces are taking so that after the elections, we can say that Cebu City has the most peaceful elections,” said Aberin.
Police Col. Ireneo Dalogdog, chief of the Cebu City Police Office, said that this city remains under the green category.
“Green category means there is no area of concern. Based on the previous elections, it was relatively peaceful here. But we were not going to be complacent because things change from time to time and we don’t want those with bad intentions to sneak in,” said Dalogdog.