More than 9,000 cops deployed to ensure peaceful polls in CL

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Philippine National Police deployed about 9,297 of its personnel to ensure an honest, orderly and peaceful midterm elections in Central Luzon.

A send-off ceremony and turn-over of forces and resources was held early Monday at the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO 3) parade grounds that was participated by police and military personnel and force multipliers.

“To maximize deployment, police personnel assigned to do desk work will also be sent out to augment the polling precincts to increase the number of those tasked to ensure safety and security on May 13, Election Day,” Police Regional Director Police Brigadier General Joel Napoleon Coronel said.

“I also encourage the public to provide relevant and timely information on any unscrupulous activities they have noticed to the police through social media. Our official Twitter handle is @rpio_pro3 and our official Facebook page is PioRegionthree.” Coronel added.

The public may likewise contact the designated PRO3 hotlines- 09985985330 or 09176235700.