The Municipality of Malay may not have any threats of trouble on the coming May Local and National elections.
However, this would not stop the Police Force, Commission on Elections, and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting or PPCRV from launching a “Peace Covenant” among the Town’s candidates.
In an interview with Inspector Mark Cordero, Chief of Malay Police, he said based on their observations on the past elections, there were no recorded election related incidents.
For this reason, he is hoping and or expecting that the Elections in Malay would be peaceful.
In addition, the Peace Covenant will also include the 19 candidate’s pledge to abide by the laws and regulations being carried out during elections.
As well as affixing their signatures as a guarantee that no one will use force and violence against their fellow candidates and the use of private and armed individuals.
In line with this, on February 10, three months before the voting, the Peace Covenant will be conducted and will be held at the St. Joseph Parish in Malay.
Cordero added that the same method is also being carried out in other towns in the province for safe and fair election.