Police officers reminded on poll '10 commandments'
by Jemin B. Guillermo
Roxas City (5 May) -- Members of the Philippine National Police in Capiz underwent an orientation on the election "commandments."
Capiz Police Provincial Director Josephus Angan disclosed the chiefs of police of the 16 municipalities and one city in the province were reminded on the dos and don'ts during the elections.
He stressed that said police officers were also oriented on the "10 Utos Para sa Halalan 2010" to ensure an honest, orderly and peaceful elections (HOPE).
Included in the 10 Utos are"Matakot sa Diyos, ibigin ang iyong bansa at kasagraduhan ng balota; pagsumikapan ang sinumpaang tungkuling paglingkuran at protektahan ang sambayan; igalang ang tsapa at gamitin ang kapangyarihan upang tiyakin ang malinis at tapat na halalan; alalahanin na sagrado ang halalan."
Other commandments include " igalang at sundin ang itinatag na awtoridad ng pnp; igalang ang karapatang pantao; ibigin ang tungkulin, tanda ng katapatan sa pamilya; igalang at protektahan ang iyong boto at boto ng kapwa; tiyakin ang katotohanan at intigridad ng iyong mga ulat; huwag makibahagi sa mga usap usap o kasinungalingan; and maging kontento at suportahan ang sinumang ihalal ng sambayanan."
Angan also stressed during the final conference of the Joint Security Coordinating Council here that the chiefs of police should see to it that their men who are assigned in their respective voting centers to be always professional in their all their dealings.
With the police officers having oriented on their election duties and guiding principles, Angan is optimistic that honest, credible and orderly elections will prevail in Capiz. (PIA) [top]