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PNP assures peaceful elections in Antique

San Jose, Antique (4 May) -- Pssupt Ruperto T Floro, Jr assured the people of Antique for a honest, orderly and peaceful National and Local Elections this May 10, 2010.

Floro said this as the Antique Police Provincial Office along with the Provincial Election Supervisor, Atty Gil B Barcenal, all chiefs of police from the eighteen municipalities and members of the Philippine Army wrap up security measures in a series of joint coordinating conference held here for the synchronized National and Local Elections.

"The police force of Antique and COMELEC-Antique has already instituted and will continue to introduce and implement pro-active election related security plans to ensure the conduct of peaceful elections here" Floro stressed.

He revealed that this election, the police will implement the full security of clustered precincts to include the PCOs machine and elections paraphernalia and establishment of Security Assistance Desk in every polling centers to be augmented by members of the PPCRV, pollwatchers, teachers, Barangay Tanods, and the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams. "There will be a ready deployable special action elements to address critical issues" he said.

As of election period, the province of Antique has zero report of any election related incidents and has only nine (9) Election Watchlist Areas (EWAs). The Antique police have been able to recover twenty-four (24) loose firearms and filed ten (10) cases against violators of COMELEC gun ban and conducted 1, 376 COMELEC Checkpoints. The Antique Police Provincial Office has also initiated the biggest Peace Covenant Signing in the region and conducted Prayer Vigils for the successful conduct of honest, credible, orderly, peaceful elections here.

With this, Floro ordered every police not to be complacent but must always adhere and observe the guidelines for the forthcoming elections. "We shall undertake vigorous plans and intensify our security plans in order for us to curb illegal activities and with the active support and participation of the citizenry, peaceful elections can be attained," he stressed.) (PNP/PIA) [top]

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