Provincial Election Supervisor Jessie Suarez yesterday reminded candidates for congressman of the fifth district of Negros Occidental to observe the rules on posting campaign materials only in common poster areas, and on campaign spending.
The official campaign period began yesterday for the June 2 election of the new congressman of the fifth district after the death of Rep. Ignacio Arroyo Jr. on January 26.
Running for the post are Binalbagan Mayor Alejandro Mirasol of the Liberal Party and his nephew, Board Member Emilio Yulo III of the Nacionalista Party.
Suarez said the signing of a peace covenant between the candidates will be held next week.
Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said he does not think a peace covenant is necessary since he does not expect any trouble in the polls in the fifth district.
He reiterated his call to keep the election clean, friendly and issue- oriented.
There are people contributing to give projects to barangays in the fifth district where Mirasol will win, he added.
The governor heads the United Negros Alliance that is supporting the congressional bid of Mirasol.
Whoever loses among the two in the congressional race can always return to his old post, Marañon added.*CPG