The local aspirants from the coastal municipalities of Lanao del Sur participated in the Peace Covenant Signing facilitated by the 6th Infantry (Redskin) Battalion held at the unit’s headquarters in Barangay Matalin, Malabang, Lanao del Sur yesterday (May 2).
Present during the activity were Colonel Wilbur Mamawag, commander of the 603rd Infantry (Persuader) Brigade; Police Colonel Madsagani Mukaram, Director of the Lanao del Sur Provincial Police Office; Ali B. Mangotara, Department of Interior and Local Government Assistant Provincial Director; Election Officers; Chiefs of Police; Religious sector leaders; traditional leaders; MILF and MNLF Commanders; Mayoral and Vice Mayoral Candidates of Kapatagan, Balabagan, Malabang, Picong and Marogong, all of Lanao del Sur and other stakeholders.
“Rest assured that your army deployed in the coastal municipalities of Lanao del Sur will be your able partner to have a credible, honest, orderly and peaceful election. We will also ensure that there will be no failure of elections and all voters can exercise freely their right to suffrage,” said Colonel Wilbur Mamawag.
In his message, Attorney Allan Kadon, the Provincial Commission on Elections Supervisor, encouraged all aspirants to maintain an honest election and not to engage in any undesirable or violent action.
“This 2019 Midterm Elections will not be peaceful without the help of all the people in the community especially all the aspirants for this coming election. Let us always remember that peace cannot be attained by force or imposing violence, it always requires understanding and respect for all our differences and beliefs,” Kadon added.
“We are very much grateful for the support of the local aspirants and the people of Western and Central Mindanao to the preparations we are undertaking for the upcoming election,” said WestMinCom chief Lieutenant General Arnel Dela Vega.
“Rest assured that team WestMinCom will remain steadfast in serving and protecting the people and in ensuring a peaceful and orderly 2019 Midterm Elections,” LtGen Dela Vega added.