CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — The Bulacan Police Provincial Office hosts the regional kick-off of the nationwide simultaneous 2019 Midterm election period wherein Commission of Election (Comelec) checkpoint and election gun ban was strictly imposed on Sunday early morning (Jan 13).
The checkpoint conducted along McArthur Highway, in front of the Bulacan Provincial Capitol in City of Malolos Malolos, was headed by P/Chief Supt. Joel Napoleon Coronel, Regional Director (RD) of Police Regional Office (PRO) 3, together with PSSupt. Rhoderick Armamento, Regional Chief Directorial Staf (RCDS), PRO3, PSSupt. Chito Bersaluna, Provincial Director, Bul PPO, and PSupt. Emery Abating, Acting Chief of Police, Malolos CPS with 32 other PNP Personnel.
Also present at the said activity were Atty. Temie Lambino, Regional Election officer, Region 3, Atty. Mona AnnAldana-Campos, Bulacan Provincial Election Supervisor, other Comelec staffs and members of the media.
The said checkpoint is in consonance to the start of the Election Period and the implementation of the Comelec gun ban which is also being conducted simultaneously Province wide.
Coronel said that the election period is started based on the designated date of Comelec. So, we conducted a simultaneous police check all over the country for the enforcement of the gun ban. Isa itong pamamaraan para mapanatiling matahimik at maayos ang darating na halalan.
“We assure the public that we are on the right track and highly vigilant in ensuring that there are enough police officers deployed on the street for the maintenance of peace and order especially on the d-day,” Coronel added.
Likewise, as a show of support for safe and peaceful midterm elections, the Bulacan Police Provincial Office also spearheaded the Regional Unity Walk, Interfaith Prayer, and Peace Covenant Signing in Barosoain Church, City of Malolos to Kapitolyo ng Bulacan Gymnasium (KBG) on the early dawn of Sunday.
The said event was also led by RD Coronel together with PD Bersaluna, Command Group and Staff Of PRO3; City/Provincial Directors of all the Police Provincial Office in the whole PRO3; Chiefs of Police from the different City and Municipality of Bulacan, Command Group and Staff, Force Commander (FC), of the 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC).
It was also attended by more than 500 other PNP uniformed and non uniformed personnel from the whole PRO3, 48th Infantry Batallion PA, Comelec Regional Election, Region 3 , Atty Temie A Lambino, Bulacan Provincial Election Supervisor, other Comelec staffs, Gov. Wihelmino Sy-Alvarado and Vice Gov. Daniel Fernando, heads, personnel and staff of DILG, NAPOLCOM, DOJ, DEPED, CHED, DENR, DPWH, BFP, BJMP, DND, AFP, NCMF, NAMFREL, PPCRV, NSTP/ROTC STUDENTS and BPATS and other NGOs.
The prayer rally was administered by Msgr. Pablo Legaspi, Pastor John Pangilinan and Ustag Gamor from the Muslim community.
Comelec regional director Lambino said that the event symbolized democracy, a better community where they want to project an honest, orderly and fair election.
“We are serious in this symbol.. every group of people, every individual act as one group as a symbol for a credible election and to be united,” Lambino noted.
Meanwhile, Bersaluna reminded all the PNP personnel to remain apolitical at all times and avoid participating in any partisan political activity during the election.
Further, he assures the public that it is doing its best efforts in order to maintain the security and integrity of the 2019 Midterm Polls and effectively counter possible election atrocity as well as to sustain peace and order in the whole province. (RONDA Balita Online News)