24 March 2010 – San Fabian. The five mayoralty candidates and their allies signed a “Covenant for Peaceful Elections” during the mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza, the parish priest. The signing coincided with the 4,30 PM mass last Wednesday. The majority of the candidates for the local positions in San Fabian took part in the signing. Mr. Bienvenido Azurin III, the local COMELEC officer was very confident that with the signing of the covenant, the elections in San Fabian would be peaceful and orderly.
The five mayoralty candidates are: Irene Libunao, Gerald Gubatan, Liberato Villegas, Jimmy Tiu and Myrna Torralba. They also took part in a recollection facilitated by Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas, DD, the Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, for the local candidates in Pangasinan last 23 March 2010, at the Lay Formation Center. In that recollection, San Fabian had a perfect attendance from its mayoralty candidates.
The signing of the covenant in San Fabian was witnessed by the parishioners, the members of the Philippine National Police and the PPCRV of the Parish of St. Fabian.
The signing was done two days before the start of the campaign period for the local positions.
Please read Sunday Punch article on the above event. (Photo courtesy of Sunday Punch)