MALACAÑANG cautioned the candidates for the coming barangay and Sangguniang
Kabataan elections on Oct. 25 not to resort to violence and killings “as this is just an election
and being voted upon is not the only way to be of service to the people.”
In an interview with Radyo ng Bayan Saturday, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail
Valte said “we should not resort to violence or other undesirable means just to be elected
into office as serving the people does not end with getting elected.”
Go slow and do not be too emotional or excited as this might distract your focus. Let us all
work together to ensure that the coming election will be clean and that the results will reflect
the genuine sentiments of the voters, Valte added.
Last week, President Aquino ordered Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Raul Bacalzo
to look into the killing of a candidate for kagawad and put the perpetrators before the bar of
justice so that no other similar incidents will happen as the elections near.
Bacalzo said the President asked him to impose stricter measures to ensure that such poll
violence will not occur again. (PCOO/PIA)