Aklan is not considered a “hotspot” in the forthcoming 2013 elections.
Aklan Supervisor Atty. Ian Lee Ananoria of the Provincial Commission on Elections (Comelec) clarified this.
Ananoria said that if a comparison is made between the past and the present elections, there have been no recorded cases of violence related to elections in the province. This, according to Ananoria, is because authorities have been able to keep peace and order in the province.
He added that since he started rendering service in 2010, he did not observe any problem since Aklan is peaceful.
A “hotspot” is an area considered to be dangerous and being monitored during election period because of violence.
However, because the Commission has the control over the Philippine Army and the Philippine Police during elections, preparations to ensure peaceful and successful elections are being made.