400 election bets
Around 400 of 580 candidates for various positions in Negros Oriental signed the peace covenant yesterday in Dumaguete City to affirm their commitment to a secure, peaceful, honest and orderly election on May 13.
All candidates for governor led by reelectionist Gov. Roel Degamo were present, with former Finance Secretary Gary Teves, incumbent Rep. Jocelyn Limkaichong (Neg. Or., 1 st District) and independent candidate Samuel Torres.
Reelectionist Vice Gov. Apolinario Arnaiz Jr. and rival candidates Henry Sojor and Mark Macias also signed the covenant; along with former first district Rep. Jerome Paras, who is making a comeback for the same position, reelectionist Rep. George Arnaiz (2 nd District) and his rival, Bais City Mayor Karen Villanueva.
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