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  • Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim says the poll body can adjust its calendar of activities & extend campaign period when there is election. 14 hours ago |
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  • Signal Number 3 may be raised over Cagayan when Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ enters PAR on Wednesday morning. 15 hours ago |
  • Batanes may experience Signal Number 4 when Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ (with local name ‘Hanna’) enters PAR on Wednesday morning. 15 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos & Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo attend Liberal Party meeting in San Juan today with Mar Roxas. 15 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos & Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo say no one has asked them to run as Roxas’ vice pres’l bet. 15 hours ago |
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  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos says she is not eyeing the vice presidency. 15 hours ago |
  • Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo says she hopes Sen. Grace Poe will agree to become Roxas’ runningmate. 15 hours ago |
  • Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo says if ever she will seek a higher post, it may be the senate. 15 hours ago |
  • Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo says she has no plans of running for vice president. 15 hours ago |
  • Pampanga to experience power interruptions on Thursday. 20 hours ago |
  • Sen. Jinggoy Estrada says Binay’s ‘True State of the Nation’ or ‘TSONA’ reflects the real performance of the Aquino gov’t. 20 hours ago |
  • De Lima says DOJ has no evidence that will pin down House members to the alleged BBL payoff. 20 hours ago |
  • House Sgt. At Arms Radovan says their CCTVs store only 5 days worth of videos before these are automatically erased by the system. 20 hours ago |
  • House Sgt. At Arms Nicasio Radovan says CCTVs in Batasan Complex have no recording of alleged BBL payoff last May 25, 26 & 27. 20 hours ago |
  • Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano says Binay should release his ‘true SALN’ instead of delivering a counter-SONA. 20 hours ago |
  • DOTC Sec. Abaya hits back at Binay & says the VP does not understand the root cause of the MRT problem. 20 hours ago |
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Police told to initiate 'peace covenants'

By Francisco Tuyay | Feb. 23, 2013 at 12:15am
The Philippine National Police on Friday ordered police commanders nationwide to initiate more "peace covenants"¯ in its aim to minimize the possibility of violence in the run-up to the May elections.

PNP Chief Director General Alan Purisima said police officers should not only serve as "crime busters" but peacemakers as well.

"This could be a hard task but this should serve as a test of leadership to all our police commanders to live up to their mandate as peacemakers,"¯ Purisima said.

The PNP, the Consortium in Election Reforms-Institute for Political and Electoral Reforms (CER-IPER), together with the Commission on Elections, the Armed Forces of the Philippines led a peace covenant signing on Tuesday among candidates vying for regional and provincial elective positions in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and Maguindanao.

The covenant was attended by Pax Mangudadatu, Norkhalila Mea Mambuay, representative of Mujiv Hataman, and Abdulaziz Amenoden, representative of Prof. Nur Misuari. Mangudadatu, Hataman and Misuari are vying for the post of ARMM governor.

Also in attendance were gubernatorial aspirants for the province of Maguindanao Esmael "Toto"¯ Mangudadatu and Tucao Mastura.

The candidates committed themselves and their supporters to help in the conduct for a peaceful and clean elections.

"If other police commanders were able to successfully bring together rival politicians to assure secure and fair elections, I do not see any reason why our other commanders cannot do it," Purisima added.

The ARMM peace covenant was only one in a series of "peace ¯agreements"¯ initiated by the PNP, which also held a covenant signing among rival politicians in Abra last Feb. 9.

The signing was held in the Diocese of Bangued and witnessed by Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian.

The PNP and Comelec had placed Abra as one in the 15 provinces as declared high risk areas.
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