408 cops sent to Eastern Visayas police stations for orderly polls
TACLOBAN CITY—At least 408 police personnel were deployed on March 30 to different police stations in Eastern Visayas to ensure orderly elections in the region.
The latest deployment of police personnel is on top of the 479 policemen earlier assigned in Samar.
The send-off of the “peace-keeping mission” was headed by Brigadier Gen. Bernard Banac, the regional police director.
“As the elections draw near, we are doubling our efforts to ensure the safety and security of the communities and the voting public. Expect that more uniformed men and women can be seen in all areas doing their task at hand,” he said.
The Commission on Elections, the PNP, and the Philippine Army have yet to release the areas in the region where politically-related violent incidents are expected.
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