As polls approach, 7 areas in Cebu tagged as ‘areas of concern’

Areas of Concern in Cebu have been identified by Comelec Cebu. In photo is a map of Cebu
CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu province remains free from any election hotspots, a week before the May 9 polls will take place. 
The Commission on Elections in Cebu (Comelec-Cebu), however, identified at least seven ‘areas of concern’ that should be closely monitored due to its history of election-related violence, political rivalry, and geographical location.
This was among the discussions during the final security briefing for the upcoming elections held between election officials, the local police, and members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) last Monday, May 2. 
“Naa tay areas, although minimal, mga areas nga gi tan-aw nga areas of concern. Pero dili gyud nato sila matawag o mabutang sa election hotspot,” said Lawyer Jerome Brillantes, acting Provincial Elections supervisor of Comelec-Cebu. 
These areas of concern included the towns of Madridejos, Daanbantayan, San Fernando, Bogo City, and portions of Camotes Island. 
According to Brillantes, these locations should be closely monitored and should be provided with additional security to ensure peace and order there. 

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