CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, (PNA) – - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has not declared any of this city’s 80 rural and urban villages as “area of concern” ahead of the October 28, 2013 barangay (village) elections.
However, Police Senior Supt. Graciano Mijares, chief of the city’s police office, said he has ordered all police station commanders here to mobilize personnel to secure the polling places.
He said the city’s police office is glad that the local COMELEC has not received reports of possible trouble during the nine-day campaign period.
Except for the reported killing of a Fil-Am candidate in Lumbia last Saturday night the police office here has not received any election-related cases.
Mijares said the killing of Cesar Cabillon, 75, a Fil-Am who has filed a certificate of candidacy for the Barangay Council of Lumbia, is not an election-related case since he was allegedly killed by a trusted farm caretaker.
“The investigation for the death of Cabillon is still on-going although the police had set aside politics as the motive of the killing,” he added.