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Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga – Through the activation of PRO3 Task Force Kontra Bigay (Vote Buying) to address suspected vote buying incidents in the region,  eight (8) persons were arrested for Vote Buying and Selling in Tarlac and Pampanga, yesterday (May 12).

Authorities were able to arrest 7 persons in Pampanga while 1 person was arrested in Tarlac.

Relatedly, 54 individuals were arrested for violation of the 48-hour liquor ban which took effect midnight of May 12 until 11:59 PM, today (May 13).

Due to stern implementation of “Oplan Baklas” regionwide, a total of 37,436 illegal campaign posters, most of which were oversized and were posted in prohibited areas, like electric lines and trees were removed during the previous clearing operations conducted by COMELEC, PNP and other partner agencies within the region.

As of press time, based on reports from the PRO3 Regional Election Monitoring Action Center, 99.99% polling precincts in Central Luzon are now open for casting of votes while 2 polling precincts in Balagtas and Marilao, Bulacan are conducting reconfiguration of their Vote Counting Machines (VCMs).

“We continue to enforce our tight security measures particularly on all polling centers to ensure every one of a safe and credible electoral process. We are on the guard until all ballot boxes are secured and have been transported to all canvassing areas,” PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN JOEL NAPOLEON M CORONEL said.

 
Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN JOEL NAPOLEON M CORONEL said that fourteen persons including two (2) minors were already arrested for violation of liquor ban, early dawn (May 12) in Apalit, Pampanga.
 
At around 3:30 AM, personnel of Apalit Municipal Police Station conducted mobile patrolling along McArthur Highway, Bgry. Sulipan, Apalit, Pampanga and noticed that the Artline Comedy Bar was still operating despite the implementation of the 48-hour liquor ban in line with the May 13, 2019 mid-term elections.  Authorities asked the owner to present any pertinent documents exempting the bar from said ban but the owner failed to show any. As a result, all customers including two (2) minors  who were drinking liquor together with the owner and cashier were apprehended and brought to Apalit police station for investigation. 
 
Afterwards, the two  (2) minors were turned over to Apalit Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD) for proper disposition while other violators were subjected to alcohol test and appropriate case for Violation of Omnibus Election Code (Liquor Ban) is being prepared against them.
 
Arrested persons were identified as Mayleen MENESES y Reyes, owner of Artline Comedy Bar and a resident of Brgy. Sta. Maria, Macabebe, Pampanga;  Jashper MANANSALA y Gutierrez, cashier of Artline Comedy Bar and a resident of Brgy. Sta. Maria, Macabebe, Pampanga;. Keneth VERGARA,  resident of Brgy. Sampaloc, Apalit, Pampanga; Rainer Mark VERGARA y Macalino and  Richard GAMORO y Tubig, both residents of Brgy. San Juan, San Simon, Pampanga; Wilfredo VASALLO y Vergara, Richard BERNAL y Barameda;  Rogelio PUBLICO y Turigoso; Isidore King TURIRIT y Velasco; Melody TEOPE y Carranza and Analiza GERONA, all residents of Sampaloc, Apalit, Pampanga; and, Robert David y Parungao,  resident of Sta. Monica, San Simon, Pampanga.
 
The 48-hour liquor ban was implemented starting midnight today, May 12  and will continue until 11:59 PM, tomorrow  May 13, Monday. This covers the prohibition against drinking and selling of liquor.

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CAMP OLIVAS, CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA- With exactly  a week before the electoral process on May 13, Police Regional Office 3 is already geared up to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of security coverage during the fair and secure elections as it fielded 9,297 PNP personnel for election duties among polling precincts region wide. 

A send-off ceremony as well as turn-over of forces and resources was held at the PRO3 Parade Ground this morning (May 6) participated in by PNP and AFP personnel and force multipliers and was witnessed by media practitioners and other guests.

To maximize deployment, police personnel assigned to do desk work will also be sent out to augment the polling precincts to increase the number of those tasked to ensure safety and security during the Election Day.

PRO3 Director PBGEN JOEL NAPOLEON M CORONEL also encourages the public to provide relevant and timely information on any unscrupulous activities they have noticed to the police through social media (Twitter – @rpio_pro3, Facebook Page – PioRegionthree) or through PRO3 hotline 09985985330/09176235700.

 
 
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Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN 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 these election paraphernalia until the conduct of the election,” PBGEN CORONEL also 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 yesterday with no reported incident happened.
  
Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga – Aside from more than 5,000 police already deployed for the entire summer holiday season, nearly 500 PRO3 personnel are also sent out solely for the Holy Week. 
 
“We are expecting influx of passengers in bus terminals and at the same time  pilgrims and devotees to local churches and pilgrimage sites are expected to flock especially on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, this is why I have ordered the maximum deployment of our personnel as well as I have tapped the support of other police units within the region.
 
We have also solicited the support of our force multipliers and auxiliary forces to include our BPATs (Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams) and Radio net groups to help us ensure public safety,” PBGEN CORONEL said.
 
He further stated that police presence will be intensified through increased foot/mobile patrols and established Police Assistance Desks/Centers (PADs/Cs). Also, road safety marshals are being deployed in convergence points particularly in bus terminals, airport, seaports and recreational areas including highways, main thoroughfares and crime prone areas to ensure maximum police presence. 
 
“I gave directives to all City/Provincial Directors from the different Police Provincial/City Police Offices to personally inspect their men on the ground to ensure the safe and secure travel of motorists and commuters this Lenten Season and summer vacation,” he added.
 
PBGEN CORONEL also advised the public to stay alert and vigilant.  
 
“Once again, I am calling for the cooperation of the public to prevent any crime in the community by providing authorities relevant and timely information through PRO3 hotline 0998-5985330/ 0917- 5562597 and social media (facebook account: www.facebook.com/PoliceRegionalOffice3/). Our “SUMVAC 2019” started last March 25 and will remain in effect until June 13, 2019, he further stated.