CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City – “We are all set for the May 13, 2019 Election”, said Maj Gen Franco Nemesio M Gacal, Commander 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division, 2 days prior to the conduct of the National and Local Elections(NLE) 2019 in Northern Mindanao and CARAGA Region.
Troops from the different 4th ID units who are mandated to secure the elections this coming Monday have been fully equipped, briefed and deployed in their respective areas of operation. They will provide support to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), Philippine National Police (PNP) and Department of Education (DEPED) in order to secure the voters, voting centers and paraphernalias and have a safe and successful conduct of elections.
Maj Gen Gacal emphasized the importance of convergence and the cooperation of the people. “We will do our best to protect the people in order for them to freely exercise their right of suffrage and protect the sanctity of the ballot. We encourage everyone to be vigilant and immediately report to our security personnel any unusual activities affecting the conduct of election. Let us all work together towards having a free, honest, orderly, peaceful and credible elections this May 13, 2019”.
It can be recalled that around 6 thousand troops from 4ID are deployed all over Northern Mindanao and CARAGA Region for the NLE 2019.