5 months Comelec urges signing of peace covenants among local candidates MB
By Leslie Ann Aquino  Since tension is usually higher in the local race, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is encouraging the signing of peace covenants among candidates. COMELEC Spokesman James Jimenez (ALVIN KASIBAN / MANILA BULLETIN) “Having peace covenants is a good idea because it tells the voting public that those seeking their votes are making efforts to co-exist,” Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez said in an interview. “(While) there will always be the probability that the peace covenant is only for show, you don’t give up on the possibility that it is also genuine,” he added. Before the start of ... more