Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Police validating possible election-related violence

ANGELES CITY -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Central Luzon has recorded four killings that may be related to the upcoming elections in May.

This was learned from Superintendent Fe Grenas, public information officer of the regional police office, during the News at Hues forum hosted by the Pampanga Press Club last Tuesday, March 19.

“So far, there are no validated election-related incidents in Central Luzon,” Grenas said.

Grenas said there were two incidents in Nueva Ecija, one in Tarlac and one in Bulacan.

They were still validating if these four cases were directly related to politics.

The regional police, under the leadership of Chief Superintendent Joel Coronel, has conducted 25,900 checkpoints over the past few months, according to the police official.

Grenas said that 449 individuals were arrested illegally carrying firearms and 2,278 for possessing deadly weapons.

The suspects were charged in court for violating the Omnibus Election Code.

Grenas also made an assurance that the policemen in the region will remain apolitical.

She said the mandate of the PNP is to ensure public safety and orderly and peaceful elections.


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