We will patrol the area from time to time to prevent residents or strangers from causing a commotion. Though there are no recorded election-related violence in the barangay, we, councilors, will make sure that barangay safety officers will be deployed to guard the area with the support coming from our chairman. For election day itself, we will patrol 24 hours and check each corner of the barangay to prevent any conflict that may hinder the peaceful election that we all want. At the moment, we are still waiting for the barangay captain to call for a general assembly and discuss the instructions that will come from the municipality.
Barangay Councilor Andrew Mon
BARANGAY STA. ANA., SAN MATEO, RIZAL
I am planning to implement three regulations to ensure peace and order in our barangay this coming election:
First, we will conduct a community briefing on the rules that will be in effect during the election period such as the liquor ban to ensure that the constituents are aware of these. Next, we will create a task force that includes barangay police officers and volunteers who will make sure that the said rules are being enacted. They will be distributed in different voting precincts to prevent any imminent danger. Last is information dissemination and feedback mechanism. We will provide the residents with a hotline where they can directly call us and report if there is any disorder in their current locations.
Barangay Councilor Ella Santiago
BARANGAY 410, ZONE 42, DISTRICT IV, MANILA
The barangay strictly implements gun ban during election period. So far, Barangay Loma has no election-related incidents but still, we want to make sure that this year’s election will be peaceful. As long as the residents feel that they are safe, they won’t be discouraged to go out of their homes and vote on the election day. We are also alerting ourselves for any possible death threats against the candidates. As of now, each official in the barangay is taking part in formulating more rules and programs that we can apply to our place to ensure the safety in our barangay in the upcoming national and local elections.
Barangay Councilor Nestor A. Malabanan
BARANGAY LOMA, BIÑAN, LAGUNA
COUNCIL PRESIDENT, BIÑAN, LAGUNA
— SHIMICO DIANNE NAKAMURA