Camarines Norte Gov. Edgar ‘Egay’ Tallado appealed for the declaration of the municipality of Capalonga as an election hotspot or be placed under the control of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).
Tallado made this call on Friday, Feb. 15, due to Capalonga mayor Senandro Jalagalado, who in viral videos cussed and threatened members of Camarines Norte Task Force Kalikasan.
The governor also wants the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to closely monitor Capalonga in order to ensure the peacefulness of the May elections in the municipality.
According to Tallado, Jalagaldo also got involved in other incidents during the previous elections.
“Kung pwede isama na natin ito sa COMELEC control o kaya sa hotspots para ang army, ang PNP, mabantayan talaga itong bayan na ito,” the governor said during DZRH’s Damdaming Bayan.
“Tuwing mga elections, may mga ginagawa silang mga scenario, nagpapaputok ng baril, nag-sasabi sila na magtatapon sila ng granada nung nagbibilangan na kasi natatalo na yung mayor nila,” Tallado added.
Tallado also mentioned that, during the previous elections, he has repeatedly won against relatives of Jalagaldo for the governorship of Camarines Norte. The incumbent governor suspects that this has angered the mayor.
“Sila’y pikon kasi alam nila na hindi mananalo sa akin yung pamangkin nila,” Tallado said.
“Kasi nung 2013, ang nakalaban ko yung pamangkin niya, yung incumbent na congressman ng 1st district. Nung 2016, nakalaban ko din yung pamangkin niya na congresswoman. Ngayon elections nanaman, ang makakalaban ko ay yung pamangkin niya” Tallado added.
DZRH is open hear the side of Jalagaldo.