By Nora Soriño
Iligan City Bureau Chief,
and Ric Palahang
Iligan City — There are no reported election hotspots in this city, said Senior Supt. Leony Roy Ga, City Police Director here. But added that they are closely monitoring hinterland barangays of the city.
Of particular concern is Rogongon which has for its boundary, the province of Bukidnon. Although there are reports of sightings members of the New People’s Army, there have been no reports of extortions or asking of revolutionary taxes, Ga said.
It was learned that there are 1,171 aspirants who have filed their certificates of candidacy for the barangay chair and kaga-wads while 666 have filed for SK positions. The city has 44 barangays with 171,712 registered voters.
Meanwhile it was also learned that the supposed narco-list that was made public by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, a few days ago, three persons in the list are barangay kagawads. These are from the barangays of Poblacion, Sto. Rosario, and from Upper Hinaplanon.
Barangays Saray and Tambacan which are noted as the hotbed of illegal drugs transactions did not make it to the list.