This photo of Duterte supporters lining up at the BPI 17 th Street, Bacolod branch, to make their deposits yesterday morning was furnished the DAILY STAR by Yves Akol, PDP Laban-Negros secretary general*
The Commission on Elections in Negros Occidental is all set for the May 9 polls, Acting Provincial Election Supervisor Ian Lee Ananoria said yesterday.
All 2,556 vote counting machines and more than 1.6 million ballots for Negros Occidental have arrived, he said.
The ballots were distributed to the towns and cities in Negros Occidental on Sunday, Ananoria said.
Negros Occidental police officers yesterday vowed to remain apolitical in the May 9 elections, by signing an oath of non-partisanship, at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City.
Chief Supt. Conrado Capa, Negros Island Region police director, and Senior Supt. Willliam Señoron, Negros Occidental provincial police director, led personnel of the Police Regional Office 18 and the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office in signing of oath of non-partisanship yesterday.
Supt. Willy Diel, NOCPPO Police Community Relations chief, said the oath of non-partisanship reminds PNP personnel that they are not allowed to engage or participate in any political partisanship or activity.
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Police investigates shooting
at houses of 2 brgy. captains
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW & RENE GENOVE
The Philippine National Police in Bais City, Negros Oriental, is investigating two separate shooting incidents involving the houses of the barangay captains of Tamogong and Mansangaban in the city over the weekend.
Senior Supt. Harris Fama, acting director of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office, said it is not yet clear whether these incidents are politically motivated and in relation to the May 9 elections.
At around 2:30 a.m. yesterday, the house of Tamogong Barangay Captain Jose Antonio Bocanegra, 73, of the barangay, was fired upon by unknown suspect/s using a .45 caliber firearm, hitting the master's bedroom, a police report forwarded by Fama to the media said.