Comelec to hold coordinative meeting with AFP, PNP after Holy Week PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 March 2018 17:31

The Commission on Election (Comelec) regional office -9 will be conducting a coordinative conference with top police and military officials here after the Holy Week regarding necessary security measures for the forthcoming May 14 Barangay and SK Elections.

According to Comelec -9 regional director Atty. Wilfred Jay Balisado, their office will focus on the various security plans that the police and the military will have to implement during the campaign and election period in all the cities and provinces under Region 9.

“We will be meeting with our top police and military officials to come up with necessary security measures for the cities and provinces under the Comelec regional office. The Comelec in close coordination with the AFP and PNP would like to see that all security measures will be in place to ensure an honest, peaceful and orderly elections,” Atty. Balisado told reporters in an interview.

However, Balisado said that as of the present their office has not monitored any threat groups that may disrupt the village polls here in the region.

Nonetheless, the Comelec wants to ensure that all security measures shall be strictly adopted to ensure the peaceful and orderly conduct of the elections.

For Zamboanga City, Balisado predicts that the village polls here will be generally peaceful and credible as it has always been.

He said that the Barangay and SK elections here in the city have always been carried out in a high level by candidates seeking elective positions in the barangay.

Meanwhile, the Comelec director said that their office has already posted the voters’ list in all barangay halls where all concerned voters can already go to their respective barangay hall to see and check their name and precinct number.

He said that if ever a voter finds his name not appearing in the voter’s list posted in the barangay hall, he still has the time to visit the Comelec city office to make the necessary verification.

Balisado is encouraging all voters to visit the barangay hall as early as now to check if their names are listed in the voters’ list and also to already know beforehand their voter’s precinct number.—Jemuel E. Mojica