Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- Police Regional Office 3 Director PCSUPT AMADOR V CORPUS revealed during the press conference held at PANA Hall, Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, earlier this morning, May 15, that the conduct of the 2018 Barangay and SK Elections on Monday (May 14) was generally peaceful with no untoward election related incident happened.
“The intensified police and military presence as well as the COMELEC and other partner agencies, information dissemination, and the various activities that our commanders on the ground did for community engagements greatly helped us steer a generally peaceful and ordely conduct of the 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections in Region 3.
Even in Nueva Ecija which has the most number of election hotspots, there was no single election related incident reported and I can say that this is the best example that indeed we provided the best security coverage for this electoral process,” PCSUPT CORPUS said.
Relatedly, with regard to the possession of firearms, explosives, and bladed weapons, from the start of the COMELEC gun ban last April 14, 2018 , PRO3 arrested 137 violators and confiscated a total of 87 assorted firearms, 534 ammunition, 40 bladed weapons, 16 grenades, 2 firearms replica and 1 improvised explosives device.
Meanwhile, on the violation of the 48-hour liquor ban that came into effect Saturday midnight until midnight of Monday, May 14, PRO3 arrested 53 violators wherein, 24 came from Bulacan, 10 in Olongapo City, 9 in Tarlac, 8 in Nueva Ecija and 2 in Pampanga.
PCSUPT CORPUS further stated that with yesterday’s generally orderly election, PRO3 remains vigilant to ensure that the peaceful trend will prevail until the end of the election period on May 21, 2018.