96.51% of PNP personnel voted via local absentee voting
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) noted that 96.51 percent of police personnel cast their votes via local absentee voting (LAV), its spokesperson Colonel Jean Fajardo said Tuesday.
Local absentee voting — which was held from April 27 to 29 — is a system where government officials and employees, including uniformed personnel and media members are allowed to vote “in places where they are not registered voters but where they are temporarily assigned to perform election duties on election day.”
“Napakataas po ng percentage po ng PNP local absentee voting. Halos 96.51 percent po ang lumahok na mga nag-signify po na nakaboto,” Fajardo said in a Laging Handa public briefing.
(We have a high percentage of PNP local absentee voters. Almost 96.51 percent voted.)
“At ‘yung remaining na naiwan ay ‘yun po ‘yung mga ilan-ilan na na-transfer po because of exigency of service that’s why they will be voting kung saan po sila nakarehistro,” she added.
(The remaining police personnel are those who were transferred because of exigency of service that’s why they will be voting where they are registered.)
Based on the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) partial data, they have received 9,390 accomplished LAV ballots of PNP personnel as of May 2.
Election gun ban
Meanwhile, nearly 3,000 individuals have been arrested by the PNP for election gun ban violation.
“As of May 3 o kanina pong madaling araw ay nakapagtala na po tayo ng almost 2,973 total arrested persons at nakapagkumpiska na rin tayo ng 2,264 na assorted firearms,” Fajardo reported.
(As of May 3, we have logged 2,973 total arrested persons and confiscated 2,264 assorted firearms.)
Fajardo likewise shared that there are 52 election-related incidents as of May 1. Of the figure, 28 were considered non-election-related incidents, 14 are undergoing investigation, and 10 are validated election-related incidents.
To ensure peace and order during the May 9 polls, the election gun ban and putting up of Comelec checkpoints were in effect during the election period or from January 9 until June 8.
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