I-ACT to intensify ops vs colorum vehicles to prevent ‘flying voters’
The Inter-agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) has placed its units on heightened alert for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to prevent the existence of “flying voters.”
I-ACT head and Department of Transportation (DoTr) Undersecretary Tim Orbos said on Sunday that the agency would intensify its operations to check for colorum vehicles that would operate on election day.
“It is high time for out-of-line and colorum vehicles to stop being used for ‘hakot’ voters to ensure honest, orderly and peaceful elections,” Orbos said in a statement.
“Aside from colorum violation, drivers and operators might face jail time according to the Omnibus Election Code,” he added.
“We will also make sure no candidate will be spared, particularly those who will use colorum vehicles for their personal advantage,” Orbos continued.
The National Capital Region Police Office said that it would deploy about 20,000 cops on election day to ensure the safety of the public.
The country will be holding the barangay and SK elections on Monday, May 14. /je
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