File Photo: AFP checkpoint
MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) have intensified the security in Marawi City especially after the bombing incident in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat
According to Comelec, they will finalize the security plan on September 12 in preparation for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections in Marawi City on September 22, 2018.
They will assign additional security personnel in each clustered precinct in preparation for possible security threats.
“Just in the case may mga security issues or concern tayo on election day that will tantamount for teachers not to report on election day. Mayroon na tayong contingency plan. We train already PNP personnel allowed sa ESRA law para mai-deploy natin on election day. Kung ang iyong other security measures, perimeter security, intensify multiple checkpoints and other security operations, mafa- finalize by 12,” said Dir. Teopisto Elnas Jr. of the Comelec Election and Barangay Affairs Department.
There are 24 barangays in Marawi City inside ground zero which Comelec relocated for the conduct of elections
According to Dir. James Jimenez, they are confident that there will be no failure of elections in Marawi City even if there is a high-security risk in the said city
“Mayroon tayong 193 total ng candidates for SK members, 162 for SK Chairman, 862 for barangay kagawad and 234 for punong barangay,” he said.
Meanwhile, the National Printing Office already finished printing the more than 76,000 official ballots which will be used in Marawi City
After printing, the verification committee will check the serial code printed in the official ballots
The shipment of these ballots will be made next week. – Aiko Miguel | UNTV News & Rescue