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Isabela Comelec awaits en banc resolution for conduct of elections in 3 coastal towns

by MG Edale Jr

Ilagan, Isabela (November 18) -- The Commission on Elections provincial office based in this capital town is waiting the Commission En Banc Resolution the date to conduct a special elections in the three coastal towns of Isabela that were devastated by super typhoon "Juan" last month.

It is recalled that during typhoon Juan last month has made landfall in the coastal town of Palanan and its nearby towns of Divilacan and Maconacon and left public infrastructures like school buildingsand government offices have been devastated by the typhoon's strong winds.

With the bad conditions of government infrastructures having blown by the typhoon where the poll should be conducted, the Comelec decided to postpone the set barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in the said three towns last October 25, 2010.

In an effort to let the people decide for their next leader or continue those that are performing, the Comelec here is waiting the final say of the commission.

The Comelec here has suggested to the Commission either November 22 or November 29 to be the date of elections and as of press time waiting the final decision of the Commission.

OIC Provincial Election Supervisor Atty. Manuel Castillo said over a local radio station here that their office is ready including those of election officers and Board of Election Tellers in the said towns to perform their poll duties whenever it be on November 22 or 29 will be the date of elections.

Election paraphernalia were already delivered since October before the conduct of the elections and all poll officials are waiting is the final date.

Residents in those coastal towns are already very much eager to chose their barangay leaders since October but due to unavoidable circumstances brought by the past calamity, it was moved this month.

Atty Castillo assures that elections will be conducted in the said three coastal towns as soon as the Commission En Banc's resolution is out anytime this week. (PIA Isabela) [top]

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