Fears of violence trigger walkout of election inspectors


Teachers serving as Board Election Inspectors (BEI) in Maguindanao left their posts on Monday after an election supervisor was killed.

Fr. Dave Procalla, archdiocese of Cotabato and PPCRV- Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao chairman, said the teachers in Barangays Datu Odin Sinsuat and Sultan sa Barongis left their job, and soldiers had to take over.

A similar walkout happened in Talitay and GSK Pendatun, both in Maguindanao, according to PPCRV Communications and Media Director Ana Singson.

The PPCRV said that they failed to persuade the teachers to return to their post because the teachers were discouraged because of the killing of election coordinator in the area.

(Kristyn Nika M. Lazo)




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