MEMBERS of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) signed an oath of non–partisanship on Monday to ensure an honest, clean and credible May 9 elections.
The signing was spearheaded by the Commission on Election led by election officer John Paul Martin, BCPO director Senior Superintendent George Daskeo and Philippine Air Force–Tactical Operations Group 1 head Lieutenant Colonel Onorlie Brillantes.
"We signed this non-partisanship agreement to show that we do not and will not engage to any partisan political activity during the May 9 local and national elections,” Daskeo said during the non-partisanship oath taking at BCPO grounds.
“This will also show our commitment that we will not be involved in endorsing, campaigning, or supporting any candidates, not even slightest support to the incumbent City government officials,” Daskeo said, adding although the PNP has the right suffrage, police are not allowed to be affiliated with any political party.
“Our only objective during the 2016 elections is to make sure that Baguio City will have peaceful and orderly elections,” Daskeo said.
Daskeo added the BCPO will uphold the will of the electorate by protecting and maintaining the integrity of the ballot and the credibility of the elections.
Meanwhile, Martin said the oath of non-partisanship is essential to show impartiality that will keep a clean and honest election.