Close  

13,000 cops to serve in Bicol region for May polls

By: - Correspondent / @msarguellesINQ
/ 06:19 PM May 02, 2019

LEGAZPI CITY — The Philippine National Police (PNP) will deploy over 13,000 policemen in the six Bicol provinces in preparation for the May 13 national and local elections.

Brig. Gen. Arnel Escobal, Bicol police director, said that the deployment of 5,724 additional police force would guarantee a safe, orderly and peaceful May elections.

ADVERTISEMENT

Escobal, in an interview, said the deployment of the police force would focus its security preparations in the 82 identified election areas of concern in the provinces of Masbate, Camarines Sur, Albay, and Sorsogon.

He said the additional 7,404 policemen would serve as force multipliers to man the different police assistance centers set up in various towns and cities to receive and address concerns during the election period.

The deployment of personnel came mainly from the PNP regional mobile force command and various police units from the regional office. /ee

See the bigger picture with the Inquirer's live in-depth coverage of the election here https://inq.ph/Election2019

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 2019 election, Bicol Region, COPS, Philippine News
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.