By Artha Kira Paredes, VERA Files
Cotabato City— School district supervisors will still be monitoring barangay polls in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao where police and military will be serving as board of election tellers (BET) in some precincts, the Department of Education in the ARMM said on Friday.
District supervisors will still be around schools in the volatile region on October 28 even if the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will be manning precincts in place of teachers.
This is not only to “monitor the safety of teachers” but to “ensure protection of schools, pacify parties and avoid damage to schools,” ARMM DepEd Secretary Jamar M. Kulayan told VERA Files.
One school was recently burned in Bongo island in Parang, Maguindanao and it is suspected that this is election-related, he said.
The PNP, AFP and Commission on Elections announced in a joint press conference Thursday that police and military will serve as BETs in ARMMRead More »from District supervisors to monitor ARMM polls