Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections in South Cotabato generally peaceful, successful

Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections in South Cotabato generally peaceful, successful

The recently concluded Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) in South Cotabato were characterized by peace, order, and active community participation. The province witnessed a generally successful electoral exercise, with minimal incidents of unrest.

The polls, which took place on October 30, saw South Cotabato's barangays and youth councils choosing their new leaders. The conduct of these elections was a testament to the collective commitment of the residents and the coordinated efforts of local government officials and law enforcement agencies.

Governor Reynaldo S. Tamayo Jr. commended the residents for their active involvement in the electoral process. He emphasized the importance of peaceful and transparent elections in ensuring effective local governance. "Our communities have shown that they value their right to vote and express their choices. This is essential for the development of our province," Governor Tamayo stated.

South Cotabato Police Provincial Office (SCPPO) reported that the elections were generally peaceful, with only a few minor incidents. Police presence in critical areas helped deter any potential disruptions.

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) South Cotabato likewise expressed satisfaction with the overall conduct of the elections. According to COMELEC officials, the voter turnout was high, demonstrating the strong civic spirit among South Cotabato residents.

Results of the elections were quickly processed, and the winning candidates are now ready to assume their roles and responsibilities within the barangays and Sangguniang Kabataan.

The successful conduct of the BSKE is a positive reflection of South Cotabato's commitment to good governance, community involvement, and the importance of free and peaceful elections. It underscores the collaborative spirit among local authorities, law enforcement agencies, and the general public to ensure a harmonious electoral process that strengthens the foundation of grassroots democracy.

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