CAMP OLIVAS, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- With barely five (5) days before the Barangay and SK Elections on May 14, 2018, Police Regional Office 3 under PCSUPT AMADOR V CORPUS, Regional Director together with the 7TH Infantry Division Commander, Philippine Army MGEN FELIMON SANTOS JR, COMELEC Regional Election Director Atty. Temie Lambino convened the Regional Election Security Forum for the May 14 Barangay and SK Elections 2018, the first in the country on May 9, 2018 at the Kingsborough International Convention Center, JASA, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
The meeting was presided by Atty. Lambino and was participated by the Senior Field Commanders from 7th Infantry Division, Police Regional Office 3 Command Group, Provincial/City police directors, all Chiefs of Police and all Provincial Election Supervisors of Central Luzon.
Its aim is to have unified efforts among members of the security forces hand-in-hand with counterparts in other government agencies so that the forthcoming elections will be safe and secure.
Pursuant to COMELEC Resolution No. 9571, the PNP and AFP are deputized to assist COMELEC in its security preparations for the elections.
The event was graced with the presence of PDG OSCAR ALBAYALDE, C, PNP, BGEN ABRAHAM CLARO ASIS, 703RD BDE Commander and NOLCOM Commander LT GEN EMMANUEL SALAMAT.
Present during said forum were: DILG 3 Director Julie Daquioag, NAPOLCOM 3 Director Rodolfo Santos Jr, NBI 3 Regional Director Atty Manuel Jularbal and DepEd 3 Director Malcom Garma.
Pampanga Governor Hon Lilia M Pineda, Bataan Governor Hon Albert Garcia, Bulacan Governor Wilhemino Alvarado-Sy Angeles City Mayor Ed Pamintuan, Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino and Mexico Mayor Teddy Tumang also attended the event.
PRO3 Director PCSUPT AMADOR V CORPUS said that with the security preparations and proactive measures being undertaken by PRO3 and AFP together with partner agencies from day one to d-day, the goal for a safe and secure local electoral process will be attained.