Cavite 7th District Cavite congressional hopefuls 7th District BM Pinggoy Remulla (NUP), Jun De Sagun, Michael Angelo Santos, and Jose Angelito Aguinaldo, represented by his wife, Rowena Aguinaldo, join hands during the peace covenant signing program by Cavite Police and Comelec held at Diocesan Shrine of San Agustin, Tanza, Cavite Jan. 31, 2023. Photo by Dennis Abrina

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January 31, 2023 Dennis Abrina 607 views

TANZA, Cavite – A peace covenant signing was held at the historic Diocesan Shrine of San Agustin in Barangay Poblacion here with the congressional candidates for the 7th legislative district of Cavite on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, before the February 25, 2023 election day.

Cavite Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Cavite Comelec (Commission on Elections) Office led the program to remind the candidates, Cavite 7th District Board Member (BM) Jesus Diego “Pinggoy” Remulla of National Unity Party (NUP), former Trece Martires City Mayor Jun De Sagun, Michael Angelo Santos, and Jose Angelito Aguinaldo represented by his wife Rowena Aguinaldo of the laws and guidelines that should follow in the special elections.

Police Brigadier Gen. Jose Melencio Nartatez Jr., director of PRO (Police Regional Office) 4-A, Cavite Provincial Police Director Christopher Olazo, together with Atty. Mico Morales-Castro, the Cavite provincial election supervisor, led the covenant signing with Lionel Dapole, Cavite provincial director of DILG (Department of the Interior and Local Government), and the four candidates, signing the commitment wall inside the church of Santa Cruz.

The four contestants in the election held hands with the religious leaders of Tanza led by Fr. Virgilio Mendoza of San Agustin Church, Aslainie Macadato, Imam of Masjid Alkalad mosque of Tanza, Dante Bernardino, local minister of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) Tanza, and Pastor Paul Malabanan, and the PNP, AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines), Cavite Coast Guard, and DILG.

All those who attended the said program flew white doves, including the four candidates, in response and as a “symbol” of commitment to a “peaceful election.”

In a related development, police checkpoints still continue in strategic areas in Amadeo, Indang, Tanza, and Trece Martires City for the election ban and gun ban implementation.

In relation to the special polls, the provincial election office here started conducting voter’s information caravans and “pulong-pulong” in villages of the three local government units involved in the upcoming special elections.