Lacson encourages BSKE bets: Limit campaigns to verbal tussles


Bacolod City – As the campaign period for the synchronized barangays and Sangguniang Kabataan election prepared to kick off from October 19 to 28, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson encouraged candidates to limit their campaign to “verbal tussles.”

As he expects the campaign in barangays “to be heated,” Lacson stressed that it should not be violent.

As of October 5, the Commission on Election has issued 73 show cause orders (SCOs) to BSKE candidates in Negros Occidental, allegedly for premature campaigning.

“We just have to show the world that here in Negros Occidental, despite the campaign period, no untoward violent incident will happen,” Lacson said.

What is important is for candidates to heed the warnings of the COMELEC as far as premature campaigning is concerned, he pointed out.

Lacson also reminded candidates to “Keep your promise.”

Provincial Comelec supervisor Atty. Ian Lee Ananoria yesterday said that most complaints on premature campaigning were related to postering, especially in social media, and activities of different political aggrupations.

The Joint Provincial Peace Security Coordinating Center (JPSCC) has identified 51 barangays in Negros Occidental, as election areas of concerns (EACs). (Gilbert Bayoran via tvds photo by tvds)

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