Himamaylan City placed under ‘Category Red’

The Regional Joint Security Control Center places Himamaylan City in Negros Occidental under “Category Red” in view of the May 2019 midterm elections. CHANGE.ORG

BACOLOD City – The Regional Joint Security Control Center (RJSCC) declared the city of Himamaylan in Negros Occidental under “Category Red” in view of the May 2019 midterm elections.

Commission on Elections provincial supervisor Milagros Villanueva said Himamaylan City is heavily infested with communist rebel groups and was put under “Category Red.”

According to RJSCC, the potential or active presence of private armed group that can be utilized by candidates, occurrence of election-related incidents in previous elections and with history or current intense political rivalry are factors under “Category Red.”

Towns or cities under “Category Yellow” meanwhile have reports of collection of permit to win or campaign and presence of serious threats from local terrorist group./PN

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