Negros areas of concern
for Monday polls increase
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The military and police yesterday increased the number of “areas of concern” during the barangay elections in Negros Occidental Monday to 127 barangays.
Col. Jon Aying, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, said at a Commission on Elections-Philippine National Police-Armed Forces of the Philippines provincial coordinating conference at the Capitol in Bacolod City that seven more barangays were added to the list because of recent incidents of violence in most of these areas.
Among the seven areas added to the list were Brgy. Linaon, Cauayan, where barangay kagawad candidate Alfred Lucero was killed, and Brgy. Dian-ay, Escalante City, where the house of Kagawad Noel Sabordo was strafed, recently.