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Police continue to secure polling centers; delivery, testing of VCMs safe

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CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — PRO3 Regional Director P/Brig. Gen. Joel Napoleon M. Coronel announced that the delivery of all Vote Counting Machines (VCMs) and other election paraphernalia to the intended COMELEC provincial hubs and polling centers were safe and unhampered.

“Due to our comprehensive security coverage, we have successfully secured and escorted the delivery of official ballot boxes and other election paraphernalia. We will continue to be on guard for this election paraphernalia until the conduct of the election,” Coronel said.

“I have reminded our personnel on our protocol during the Election day. All security forces will keep distance beyond fifty (50) meter radius from the polling and canvassing places they are assigned to secure. No PNP and AFP personnel shall be allowed to enter or stay inside the polling and canvassing places, except when there is an actual disturbance of the peace and order.

They are also prohibited from engaging in a conversation with any voter or disturb or prevent or in any manner obstruct the free access of the voters to the polling place,” he further stated.

The PNP-PRO3 vows to safeguard the election process in Central Luzon by performing its duties thoroughly and morally and, at the same time, continues its strict enforcement of Gun Ban and other election-related laws.

A total of 749 illegal firearms and 4,720 deadly weapons were already confiscated from the start of the Election period while 532 persons were arrested in line with the implementation of Gun Ban.

Meanwhile, the testing of the VCMs in all polling centers were conducted on Wednesday with no reported incident happened. (RONDA Balita Online News)

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Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, an editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, Lingguhang Pahayagan ng Masang Intelihente, and RONDA Balita Online News was a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated Philosophy as major course, Political Science as minor, at the University of Santo Tomas, Legaspi City but landed and became a journalist. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, Peoples Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before he was simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspaper in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). A former Journal Group Bulacan correspondent, Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.

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