120 NegOcc brgys listed
as poll areas of concern
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
The military and police yesterday classified 120 barangays in Negros Occidental as “areas of concern” during the Oct. 28 barangay elections after reconciling their figures.
Of the 120 barangays, 35 were categorized as barangays of “greater concern” and 85 of “lesser concern”.
There are 662 barangays in Negros Occidental, including the 61 in Bacolod City.
Col. Jon Aying, 303 rd Infantry Brigade commander, said that they are also monitoring private armed groups, which may be tapped by unscrupulous candidates during the barangay elections. He, however, refused to identify them..