by: Aurell P. Arais
A ranking official of Philippine National Police Region 10 (PRO 10) clarified that Malaybalay City is not a “hot spot area” in the coming May 14 election.
The clarification was made by Police Chief Superintendent Teodorico Capuyan, PRO 10 regional director in an interview by local media.
It was recalled that a gun battle was erupted at Sitio Kiito, Barangay Can-ayan disrupting the peace and order of the city last March 1, this year during Kaamulan Festival.
The said gun battle between government forces and rebels claimed 12 lives, 2 government fighters and 10 rebels.
However, Capuyan said that the encounter is not related to the electoral process and purely military operation against group tagged as government enemies.
As of now, no known barangay in Malaybalay might be considered as a source of conflict on the height of election fever.