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Hundreds call for fair, honest, peaceful #Eleksyon2019

Hundreds call for fair, honest #Eleksyon2019Hundreds call for fair, honest #Eleksyon2019

Participants from various sectors release doves as a highlight of the interfaith peace and unity rally at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City on Sunday morning, Jan. 13, 2019, for the May 13, 2019. INQUIRER.NET / FAYE ORELLANA

MANILA, Philippines — Hundreds joined a unity walk, interfaith rally and covenant signing activity at the Quezon Memorial Circle on Sunday morning to mark the start of the campaign period for the May 2019 elections.

Organizers and participants called for a clean and honest #Eleksyon2019.

In attendance were senatorial candidates of the opposition, among them Sen. Bam Aquino, Magdalo Party-list Rep. Gary Alejano, lawyers Chel Diokno and Erin Tañada and woman’s rights advocate Samira Gutoc.

Former Assistant Presidential Communication Secretary Mocha Uson, the first nominee of AA-Kasosyo party-list, former Interior and Local Government Secretary Rafael Alunan III, and the representatives of other party-list groups were also present.

Hundreds call for fair, honest #Eleksyon2019Hundreds call for fair, honest #Eleksyon2019

Candidates running in the May 2019 elections take a pledge to keep the polls clean, honest and peaceful during a rally at the Quezon Memorial Circle on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. INQUIRER.NET / FAYE ORELLANA

Members from the Commission of Elections (Comelec), the Philippine National Police, and other government agencies also attended the event.

The Comelec expects to release the list of official candidates before January 23 as Election Day is set on May 13. /cbb

Hundreds call for fair, honest #Eleksyon2019Hundreds call for fair, honest #Eleksyon2019

Government officials from the Comelec and the PNP are joined by religious leaders from the Catholic Church and other denominations at the start of the interfaith rally at the Quezon Memorial Circle for clean, peaceful and honest elections. INQUIRER.NET / FAYE ORELLANA

Participants from various sectors rally at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City on Sunday morning, Jan. 13, 2019, to call for peaceful and honest elections on May 13, 2019. INQUIRER.NET / FAYE ORELLANA

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