Rebels no threat
to bets: Comelec
BY RENE GENOVE
Provincial Supervisor Juvenal Tuale of the Commission on Election said politicians are safe to campaign even in the remotest barangay of Negros Oriental, amid concerns that rebels may stage attacks on the candidates and their supporters.
Tuale said he has not received any complaint from candidates about harassments by rebels on the campaign trail. He also said soldiers should not serve as close-in bodyguards of candidates.
He said he is unaware that some politicians chose to pay permit to campaign fees in areas considered to be under the influence of the rebel movement.