Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Zero violence: Eastern Mindanao Election Generally Peaceful

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City- The conduct of elections in the areas covered by Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) was generally peaceful.

The assessment was made after reports that no violence transpired during election day and two days prior.

While the Joint Elections Monitoring Action Center of Eastmincom and the Directorate for Integrated Police Operations received reports about glitches in some election paraphernalia, it did not affect the security, neither did it create a commotion among the election stakeholders.

Lt. General Felimon T. Santos Jr., Commander of Eastmincom, expressed appreciation and attributed the success to the cooperation and collaborative efforts of different election stakeholders.

"We are thankful for the cooperation of different stakeholders for adhering to the rules and regulations set forth in the conduct of the elections that we were able to sustain the peaceful environment during the duration of the elections. We also appreciate the sobriety of some of our voting public who experienced inconvenience which is normal and the decisive action and calmness of the teachers who are administering the elections," Lt. Gen Santos said.

"We also want to congratulate our Police and Military personnel for showing the highest standard of professionalism and integrity in this constitutional exercise as we have not received complaints or abuse in the performance of our duty," he added.

Since Saturday, May 10, 2019, Election Monitoring was intensified as paraphernalia were on transit to the different polling centers in Eastern Mindanao.

The Election Monitoring Action Centers, which are interconnected with PNP were activated from Municipal, Provincial, Regional and Area wide to ensure the security requirement of the election.

Source: Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP

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