PNP chief vows to safeguard May 2016 polls PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 January 2016 15:35

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BY Jimmy Cabato


Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ricardo Marquez said the entire PNP will do everything in its authority to safeguard the coming May 2016 national and local elections.

Marquez said the PNP will be demonstrating the same professionalism and dedication when it successfully secured Pope Francis’ visit last January and the APEC Economic Leaders Summit in November 2015.

”My fellow officers and personnel of the PNP, let us outdo ourselves in 2016, and once again prove to the nation that we are indeed never outfought. This early, we face the challenge of ensuring peace and order in the forthcoming May national and local elections,” Marquez added.

In the same vein, the PNP chief said the police force remains apolitical and must never allow themselves to be used for anyone’s political ends.

“The challenge for us now is to surpass the achievements of the 2010 and 2013 election security operations and make 2016 even better,” Marquez said.