Security forces and COMELEC meet-up for midterm national and local election

CAMP SIONGCO, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao – With the up-coming May 13, 2019 midterm election, the Joint Task Force Central, PNP Maguindanao and the Commission on Elections conducted a coordinating meeting at the Kampilan Club House, 6ID in Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao on May 3, 2019 to iron-out possible glitches in the preparations.

The meeting discussed the security deployment of the AFP, PNP and other deputized agencies in the implementation of election laws, rules and regulations in order to ensure a free, honest, peaceful and credible conduct of the National and Local Elections 2019.

Likewise, the election officers of each municipality of Maguindanao were given opportunity to express their issues and concerns related to the upcoming election that need addressing.

Police Coronel Ronald Briones, Provincial Director of Maguindanao said that the PNP will deploy enough PNP personnel to priority areas of concern, guided by the provision on the omnibus election code.

“I challenge all the election officers of Maguindanao to perform their mandated tasks and maintain the dignity of a public servant,” said Atty Ernie Palanan, Provincial Election Supervisor of Maguindanao.

“MALAYANG HALALAN’ the official theme of the infomercial for this 2019 midterm National and Local elections clearly advocates that the right of suffrage should be free from intimidation, threats and coercion,” Atty Palanan added.

Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. Cirilito E Sobejana, Commander of the 6th Infantry Kampilan Division lauded the collaborative efforts of all stakeholders for peaceful and honest midterm election.

“It is our constitutional rights to cast our votes. Free, Honest, Peaceful and Credible election can be achieved through coordination and collaboration, and by doing our respective duties and responsibilities,” Major General Sobejana said.

“Rest assured that your AFP remains committed and apolitical. We will provide a democratic space and let democracy work,” the Commander added.5 Attachments