By Sita Asequia
and Mariz Revales
Lanao del Norte — Candidates for the Barangay and Sangguninag Kabataan Elections vow as they sign the peace covenant in the towns of Pantar and Balo-i, respectively.
The local government units initiated the activity held at their respective municipal gymnasiums recently where candidates pledge for a free, orderly, honest, peaceful, and credible elections.
Capt. Jovane Roble, commanding officer of the 42nd Infantry Company of the 4th mechanized Infantry Battalion said they will not aim for a peaceful and honest election but instead very peaceful and honest elections.
Pantar Mayor Jabar Tago said they signed the covenant and are willing to promote friendly rivalry in the Barangay and SK elections.
Pantar has 21 barangays preparing for the upcoming election scheduled on May 14.
Meanwhile, Mayor Elias Ali of Balo-i during the signing of peace covenant appealed not to hurt anyone, Bao-i town has 14 barangays.
Ali expressed confidence that the synchronized election will be transparent.