By Mar Supnad
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga – Two days prior to the 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections, the entire Central Luzon police force continues to beef up security within the region to ensure the conduct of safe and secure local polls.
Police Regional Office 3 Regional Director Chief Supt Amador V Corpus said that almost 9,000 PNP personnel coming from the different police units in Central Luzon were deployed within the region.
“We will also send out police personnel assigned to do desk work and PNP personnel undergoing schooling to the different polling precincts to increase the number of those tasked to ensure peaceful elections this coming May 14. Out of the almost 9,000 personnel, 280 personnel from the Regional Headquarters will also be deployed in the provinces of Bulacan, Pampanga and Nueva Ecija,” Gen Corpus said.
In Bataan, although the police and Comelec claim that there are no immediate areas of concern, entire police force led by Sr. Supt Marcelo B. Dayag, Police director, are on 24/7 duty to ensure a peaceful and honest election.
Col Dayag himself is personally leading and conducting a surprise inspection of his men in the province’s 11 towns and the city of Balanga.
COMELEC provincial supervisor Atty Gilbert Almario also said that as of this time “there is no reported untoward election-related incident.”
“We continue to carry out our mandated tasks to ensure the attainment of a safe and secure Barangay and SK elections this Monday, May 14 as we remain steadfast in our anti-criminality efforts,” Gen Corpus added