‘No election hotspot in Metro Manila,’ says NCRPO chief
As in the past, the police have not identified any election hotspots in Metro Manila, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar said Wednesday.
“Kung pagbabasehan yung historical data, yung mga previous elections, wala tayong na-consider na hotspot dito,” Eleazar said in an interview with Radyo Inquirer 990 AM.
An area can be declared as an election hotspot if there is a high incidence of election-related violence during an election season, the NCRPO chief said.
Despite this, Eleazar said the police would continue to monitor areas around the metropolis for any untoward incident related to the May 2019 midterm polls.
“We are continuously monitoring itong ibat-ibang lugar dito sa Metro Manila para makapag handa tayo kung sakali man,” Eleazar said.
“Laging nakabantay at nakaagapay ang ating mga kapulisan,” he added.
The Philippine National Police on Monday tagged nearly 8,000 barangay “hotspots” across the country for next year’s elections, with the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao of having the most number of hotspots.
The filing of certificates of the candidacy by the Commission on Elections starts on Thursday and will end on Wednesday, October 17. /cbb