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Bacolod: More candidates pledge to support peaceful elections

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Bacolod City – More candidates vying for various local elected positions in La Castellana, Don Salvador Benedicto and Toboso in Negros Occidental, have pledged to support and ensure peaceful, as well as honest elections on May 9.

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Incumbent Mayor Alme Rhumyla Nicor Mangilimutan and her challenger, Vice Mayor Manuel Vera led their respective groups, in signing the peace covenant which was held recently at the St. Vincent Parish Shrine Church in La Castellana.

Election Officer Romeo Palma, PCapt. Rhojn Darell Nigos, Fr. Recon Dagunan and Fr. Romel Enar also witnessed the activity.

In Don Salvador Benedicto, re-electionists Mayor Marxlen dela Cruz and his brother, Vice Mayor Nehemias dela Cruz Jr, also led the signing of peace covenant at the Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish Church in the municipality, witnessed by town police chief PCapt. Eugene Tolentino, Army 1Lt. Ricky Bartolome and the Comelec, among others.

A similar activity was earlier held in Toboso, where incumbent Mayor Richard Jaojoco, and his wife, Madonna, who is running for mayor, and other candidates also signed a peace covenant, following a mass, witnessed by Election Officer Ma. Aprille Perater, Lt. Col. J-Jay Javines, 79th Infantry Battalion commander, police chief Capt. Paul Kenneth Magan and Fr. Rannie Verena, who is the town parish priest. (Gilbert Bayoran via The Visayan Daily Star (TVDS), photo courtesy of TVDS)

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