THE DAVAO Police Regional Office urged the public to come to the help desks they will install at each precinct during the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE).
Major Catherine Dela Rey, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office XI, said the police are always ready to assist voters’ concerns, particularly security-related issues.
“Two PNP personnel (will keep watch) in the polling centers. Then, in every polling center, we have a police assistance desk so that if the citizens or the board of election officers have concerns, they can easily approach us,” Dela Rey said.
In the meantime, the regional police recorded no election-related incidents so far. Dela Rey, however, continues to call for the public to cooperate for a peaceful and successful election.
On Oct. 23, the PRO XI deployed multi-agency security forces for the elections consisting of 7,288 police officers; 3,195 from the 10th Infantry Division; and 139 from the Philippine Coast Guard, or a total of 10,622.
Security forces are working overtime for the long holiday, especially since most Catholics would troop to the cemeteries for All Saint’s Day and All Souls Day that subsequently follow the elections on Oct. 30.
In Davao City, the DCPO sent nearly 3,000 security forces to safeguard voters and families visiting their loved ones from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.
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