Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon yesterday called on the media not to stoke the political fires and to, instead, encourage cooler heads among opposing candidates.
The governor issued the appeal during a courtesy call by the newly elected officers of the Negros Press Club headed by Teresa Ellera at his office at the Capitol in Bacolod City.
He congratulated them on their winning and said they have a big role to play in the coming elections.
The governor called on the media to help in the campaign to make the elections peaceful and credible.
He also called on candidates, especially in Bacolod City, to avoid hurling personal attacks at each other, and to instead promote their programs of government.
They should outdo each other with programs they intend to implement for their constituents, instead of hurling garbage at each other, he said.
He also stressed the need for the police to remain neutral during the elections.
Marañon also said the police already know where the five political hotspots in the province that he has been referring to are located.*CPG
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