More cops to be posted for May polls
By Connie Calipay
Some 231 policemen undergoing specialized training will be deployed to the different provinces of the Bicol region to ensure peaceful, orderly, and honest election.
Maj. Malu Calubaquib, Police Regional Office - 5 (PRO-5) spokesperson, said the cops are undergoing training for search and rescue operation, emergency medical response, response to active shooter, and crowd management.
“The specialized training of police teams started on April 7, 2022, and is scheduled to end this coming April 29, 2022,” Calubaquib said.
She also added that in partnership with the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the Bicol police vows to enforce the rule and law that aims to guarantee every Bicolano an honest electoral process.
“This training will also enable the police to better fulfill its sworn duty and also gives assurance to the public from violence and intimidation by groups during elections,” she added.
The PRO-5 also ensures equality, non-partisan, and the dominance of professionalism in this time of elections. (With a report from Bernadine Carretyas/PNA-OJT)