May Elections Security Meeting Held

CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan City - With the midterm elections in May fast approaching, the Philippine Army (PA)'s 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division (8thID) convened and hosted another Regional Joint Security Control Center (RJSCC) meeting at the 8ID Conference Room here.

The meeting was in line with the 8thID's continued campaign for Secured and Fair Election (SAFE) 2013, with such topics as crime situation and security assessment, internal peace and security operations, threat situation and assessment and election security plans and updates brought up and discussed


Commission on Elections (Comelec) Eastern Samar Provincial Election Supervisor, lawyer Corazon Montallana expounded to participants the governing laws that define the functions of the different law enforcement agencies mobilized for the upcoming elections.

Likewise Comelec 8 assistant regional director, Atty. Beronico Petalcorin underlined the fact that the electoral exercise in May is everybody's concern, even as he also stressed that the pertinent government agencies tasked to ensure fair, orderly and peaceful election are governed by election laws to preserve democracy.

Meanwhile, Police Regional Office 8 director Chief Supt. Elemer Soria commended the 8thID for having successfully implemented pro-active measures on threats posed by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New Peoples Army-National Democratic Front in the region


''On the part of the Philippine National Police (PNP), we will continue to focus on measures that will ensure peaceful, fair and orderly elections 2013,'' Soria said.''

Moreover, MGen Gerardo T. Layug, 8thID commander reiterated that the PA will give full support to the Comelec and PNP to secure the coming election.

Layug also assured the provision of full security of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines, Comelec personnel, Board of Election Inspectors and Supervisors.

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