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Despite the perceived intense political rivalries, Liberal Party provincial chairman Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg, Occ., 3rd District) yesterday said he is optimistic that the election in Negros Occidental will be peaceful and orderly.

Elections in Negros Occidental have already been generally peaceful, Benitez, who signed the peace covenant at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City yesterday, said.

He said there is no war freak candidate in the province, and added, “I am sure it will be a peaceful election Let’s hope it (goes) that way”.

Benitez added that the signing of peace covenants will solidify their intent to keep the election peaceful. “There is no reason for it not to be”, he said, adding that he did not even apply for gun ban exemptions.

Rep. Alejandro Mirasol (Neg. Occc., 5th district) joined Benitez in the signing of the peace covenant, that was witnessed by top military and police officials, and lay leaders in Negros Occidental.

Mirasol said the La Castellana ambush, that claimed the lives of nine persons, is an isolated incident, which nobody expected to happen.

Rep. Julio Ledesma IV (Neg. Occ., 1st Fistrict) failed to attend the signing of the peace covenant at the San Sebastian Cathedral last week and yesterday, but Senior Supt. Celestino Guara, caretaker of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, said he affixed his signatures to the copy of the covenant sent to him.* GPB

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