(top left) LGOO VI Melissa Nipal stresses that Barangays Officials must be Matino, Mahusay at Maaasahan.   (right photo) Candidates take oath for clean, honest, meaningful and peaceful election

Binding themselves with their commitment to ensure a peaceful Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan election, Olongapo City candidates for BSKE altogether attended the Peace Covenant Signing Program led by Commission on Elections, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Philippine National Police, Department on Education and Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting on May 3 at Sta. Rita Parish Church.

Rev. Fr. John Remel M. Mara, PPCRV, preached that aspirants for Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan offices must not only seek for greatness, but for goodness as well; they should avoid crab mentality, and raise everyone in the community like a righteous herder.

Atty. Marvyn Gaerlan, COMELEC, emphasized the significance of the activity which is to ensure peaceful, orderly, honest and credible BSKE. He also reminded the candidates that the main goal of the election is the sanctity of the goods of the constituents.