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82 aspirants for Punong Barangay run unopposed in Capiz

ROXAS CITY, Capiz (PIA) -- Eighty-two candidates for Punong Barangay in the province's 473 villages will run unopposed for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) on Oct. 30 this year.

This was disclosed by Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Roxas City Election Officer lawyer Rommel Benliro during the Sept. 14 episode of the "PIA Kapihan sa SM" of the Philippine Information Agency in partnership with the Capiz provincial government and SM City Management.

Based on the COMELEC Provincial Office data, these unopposed candidates come from Roxas City (8) and the municipalities of Cuartero (2), Dao (2), Dumalag (2), Dumarao (4), Ivisan (5), Jamindan (9), Maayon (7), Mambusao (4), Panay (5), Panitan (5), Pilar (2) Pontevedra (2), President Roxas (8), Sapian (1), Sigma (4)  and Tapaz (12).

He added that 50 aspirants for SK chairperson also have no opponents for elective positions.

The COMELEC official also stressed that a unity walk and peace covenant signing will be spearheaded by the concerned local police stations in partnership with their COMELEC counterpart for peaceful, orderly, and honest elections.

“In Roxas City, we have scheduled the unity walk and covenant signing on Sept. 25. Other towns have already done it while others are also to schedule based on the availability of the candidates,” Benliro noted.

The province’s registered voters for the BSKE reached 752,068, which includes 551,707 voters for the barangay polls and 200,361 for the SK polls. (AGP/AAL/PIA Capiz)

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