President Duterte Vows that 2019 Elections will be Clean and Orderly - The Daily Sentry

Saturday, August 18, 2018

President Duterte Vows that 2019 Elections will be Clean and Orderly

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On Friday, August 17, 2018, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte guaranteed the general population that the 2019 midterm elections would be clean and orderly.

These words he announced during the mass oath-taking of members of the regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago in Davao City, drawing commendation from the individuals who were present at that moment.

"In this election I commit to the Filipino people that this will be a clean election", President Duterte said.

Up for snatches for the 2019 elections are 12 seats in the Senate, other positions from district and party-list representatives, governors, mayors to municipal councilors.

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The President likewise even asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to appoint him as deputy so "there will be voting and the votes will be counted correctly."

He further pledged to execute the gun ban amid election period and cautioned the New People's Army not to coerce cash from candidates in regions where they operate.

He then stressed to these people not to interrupt and terrorize and added that he will order the Armed Forces and the police not to meddle in the event that they are not delegated by the Comelec.

President Rodrigo Duterte (Photo credit to Philstar)
"Huwag kayong makialam kasi eleksyon 'to. Do not terrorize and I will tell the Armed Forces and the police not to interfere if you are not deputized by the Comelec," President Duterte said.

The President thereupon warned that the moment he heard there is a terrorism, he will enforce the law.

"'Pag may narinig ako na terrorism ako mismo ang pupunta and I will enforce the law. And if I have to do it bahala kayo.", he exclaimed.

President Duterte added that he won't bolster lawmakers who back the communist rebels.

Source: GMA News