PNP ready to secure voter registration extension — Eleazar
MANILA, Philippines — Police chief Guillermo Eleazar on Friday said the Philippine National Police (PNP) is ready to assist in ensuring the orderly conduct of voter registration in the country.
This, after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced the extension of voter registration hours and its opening on Saturday and holidays before the September 30 deadline.
“Handa ang PNP na magbigay ng seguridad para sa voter registration. Bahagi ito ng aming responsibilidad tuwing election season na tiyaking maging maayos at matiwasay ang lahat ng mga aktibidad na may kinalaman sa halalan, mula sa registration ng mga botante hanggang sa pagdeklara ng mga nanalo,” Eleazar said in a statement.
(The PNP is ready to provide security for voter registration. This is a part of our responsibility every election season to ensure that every election-related activity is peaceful and in order: from voter registration to the declaration of winners.)
Eleazar ordered local police offices to coordinate with their respective local government units to ensure strategic and balanced deployment of personnel as police officers are also deployed to secure vaccination sites.
“Ngayong kakaiba ang ating sitwasyon, kailangan din siguruhin ng PNP na nasusunod ang minimum public health safety standards at quarantine protocols sa mga registration sites,” he added.
(Now that we have a different situation, the PNP needs to ensure that the minimum public health safety standards at quarantine protocols are being followed.)
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