Two Dagupan streets temporarily closed for CoC filing

By October 3, 2021Inside News

THE Sangguniang Panlungsod passed a resolution asking Mayor Brian Lim to temporarily close parts of Zamora and Jovellanos Streets from October 1 to 8 to give way to the filing of certificates of candidacy by prospective candidates of Dagupan City.

The resolution passed during the SP session on Thursday (September 30) was proposed by Majority Floor Leader Michael Fernandez and seconded by Councilor Librada Reyna-Macalanda.

The same was immediately transmitted to the Mayor’s Office, Commission on Election offices in Dagupan, Pangasinan and Region 1 based in San Fernando City, La Union.

City Elections Officer Michael Sarmiento, in a dialogue with members of the SP in its special session on September 24 asked the SP to pass a resolution temporarily closing parts of those streets during the duration of the filing of CoCs by candidates.

Members of the Dagupan police and the Maritime Police, together with the City Elections office held a dry run on Thursday to iron out any kinks in security arrangements during the filing of COCs, particularly gathering vis-à-vis the health protocols.

Among the arrangements: the use of K9 by the police inside and outside the premises of the city elections office; only two persons will be allowed inside the City Elections office at any time during the filing; no media representative will be allowed inside the election office at any time.

The media representatives can interview the candidates at a distance away from the city election office.

Sarmiento said part of Jovellanos Street was to be closed during the filing of COCs as candidates may first hear mass at the Dagupan Metropolitan Cathedral before going to the city elections office to file their respective COCs.

Zamora is a one-way street where jeepneys plying Bonuan to downtown and,kllll.l  vice versa as well as jeepneys plying from downtown Dagupan to the city’s eastern barangays are passing though. (Leonardo Micua)

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