Gov’t, public sign pact for May polls
Government agencies and other sectoral representatives yesterday signed a covenant to ensure a peaceful, safe, and fair May 2019 elections.
The covenant was signed following a unity walk from the Cebu Provincial Capitol to the Police Regional Office-7 headquarters on Osmeña Boulevard.
Police Regional Office-7 Director Debold Sinas, Commission on Elections-7 Director Olano, and Cebu City Vice-Mayor Edgar Labella led the walk.
They were joined by an estimated 300 people from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Bureau of Fire and Protection, Department of Education, Commission on Election, Muslim communities, students from the University of the Visayas and University of Cebu, and incumbent public officials.
Supt. Dennis Agustin, PRO-7's deputy director for administration, said the unity walk was held simultaneously with other regional offices across the country.
“The PNP as a deputized agency of the COMELEC held this unity walk and prayer rally, to seek divine intervention and show wholehearted support for a safe, peaceful, secure, and fair May elections,” Agustin said.
Sinas emphasized that the PNP will remain nonpartisan and assured they will not be used as a tool for political agenda.
“Wagtangon dapat ang personal na pakigbikil aron masiguro nga hapsay og malinawon ang piniliay karong Mayo, and as law enforcers, wala mi gipili nga side, we will remain sa tunga and make sure that everybody is safe,” Sinas said.
At least 20 doves were released into the sky as a symbol of peace.