3 gubernatorial bets sign peace covenant

Gubernatorial aspirants John Orola and Ma. Socorro Sibulan Okada and Eugenio Jose Lacson (l-r) have signed the peace covenant*

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson (Nationalist People’s Coalition) signed a peace covenant for the conduct of a clean, honest and peaceful elections at the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office in Bacolod City Friday morning, February 11.

He signed the covenant in the presence of acting Provincial Police Director, PCol. Leo Pamittan.

Gubernatorial aspirants John Orola (Pederalismo ng Dugong Dakilang Samahan) and Ma. Socorro Sibulan Okada (Independent) also signed the peace covenant on January 27 in the presence of top police officials.

In the covenant, they committed to focus on their respective platforms of government and to refrain from attacking the personal lives of their opponents, and to avoid vote buying, all forms of election fraud and the use of threats.

They also committed to refrain from spending beyond what is lawfully permitted during the campaign, to be held accountable for the actions of their campaign leaders, and to accept the results of the elections.*

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