ADDITIONAL 100 policemen from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB 7) were sent to Negros Oriental to beef up security there in preparation for the Barangay and Sanguniang Kabataan Election in October.
The send-off ceremony was held on Friday afternoon, July 7, 2023, at the Police Regional Office (PRO 7) headquarters on Osmeña Boulevard, Cebu City.
According to Police Lieutenant Colonel Gerard Ace Pelare, the spokesperson for Police Regional Office (PRO 7) Director Brigadier General Anthony Aberin, the strong presence of police and military in Negros Oriental should not alarm the locals because it is for their safety.
Their task at the moment is to guard the ports and borders of the province as ordered by Aberin.
Pelare said there is also a possibility that the PRO 7 will dispatch more troops to Negros Oriental if necessary.
Pelare acknowledged that they have already designated some barangays in the province as areas of concern, but they will bring this up at their upcoming Regional Joint Security Control Center meeting with the Commission on Elections. (AYB/TPT)