5ID, IPPO recall detailed security personnel
Ilagan, Isabela (January 13) -- The 5th Infantry Division her has announced that military and police security personnel assigned to politicians and government officials from its areas of jurisdictions were recalled as early as Sunday, January 10, when election period started.
More than fifty detailed security personnel to politicians and government officials in the area of jurisdiction of 5ID from regions 1 (Ilocos Region), 2 (Cagayan Valley) and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) were recalled.
The IPPO has also done the same and ordered all detailed police security personnel in the province to report to their mother units.
The military and police security escorts are backed to their mother units and will perform their regular duty as member of the military and police force.
Since the start of election period last Sunday (January 10) 2010, the military and police officials here have implemented the accounting and recalling of their detailed personnel and ordered them to be backed to their previous assignments.
Politicians and government officials who need security personnel may ask Comelec's approval before the military and police leadership grant and detail security escorts.
The Comelec has only allowed two security personnel to be assigned to officials who have threats in their lives. (PIA Isabela) [top]