13 towns in Iloilo on election watchlist


The Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) has identified a total of 13 election watchlist areas.

They are Maasin, New Lucena, Lambunao, San Enrique, Dingle, Anilao, Bingawan, Ajuy, Sara, Lemery, San Dionisio, Concepcion, and Estancia.

IPPO deputy director for operations Superintendent Bonifacio Ancajas said that these towns have a history of electoral violence.

“Ang mga municipalities na lumabas during our workshop ay dapat mabantayan. Kung kailangan, magdagdag ng mga pulis sa mga areas na ito,” said Ancajas during the Provincial Joint Command Conference at the Old Provincial Capitol on Monday.

The official appealed to the candidates and their supporters to ensure peaceful and credible elections this May.