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PNP, student volunteers in Tagum City unite for peaceful elections

Tagum City (10 May) -- Student volunteers in Tagum City National High School (TCNHS) and Magugpo Pilot Imelda Central Elementary School (MPCES) helped out in the elections by manning the Voters Assistance Centers and Security Assistance Desks assisting voters, especially the elderly, to have easier access to information.

More than 12,000 voters are expected to crowd in Tagum National High School (TNHS) today while MPCES expects more than 4,000 voters today.

"We are working in unity here. The PNP officers, BEIs, Parish pastoral Council for Responsible Voting and the students. We all want to have peaceful elections," Rolito Gayas Principal Officer-in-charge said.

The cooperation of student volunteers with the PNP personnel has become a crucial part of Tagum City's readiness for today's automated election.

"The city is ready for the automated election today," said Gretchen R. Cinco, Philippine National Police (PNP) Officer.

PNP Tagum deployed security personnel in every polling precincts. "Four security personnel are stationed in every school with large number of voters and two security personnel for precincts with least number of voters" Cinco added.

On the other hand, the Liberal Party (LP) of Tagum City also sent out about 900 volunteers to voting precincts in the city as poll watchers today. Roy Montero of LP Provincial Headquarters said that LP volunteers was told to proceed to polling precincts early morning today to guard the voting process.

PNP officers here reported zero complaints as of this hour. For complaints and comments, call and text, security assistance desk officers at 09278906923 (Globe) and 09187008903 (Smart). (PIA) [top]

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