SE­CU­RITY DE­TAIL OF OF­FI­CIALS RE­CALLED

Sun.Star Cebu - - TOP STORIES - / FROM AZLG OF SUPERBALITA CEBU/ KAL

The se­cu­rity de­tails of lo­cal and na­tional pub­lic of­fi­cials, coun­cilors up to sen­a­tors, have been re­called af­ter the start of the elec­tion pe­riod on Sun­day, Jan. 13. Ac­cord­ing to the Cebu Pro­vin­cial Elec­tion Of­fice, the of­fi­cials can re­quest for re­in­state­ment of their po­lice es­corts, but this will un­dergo threat as­sess­ment. The gun ban is also im­ple­mented dur­ing the elec­tion pe­riod, which will end on June 12. Even be­fore the elec­tion pe­riod started, Cebu Gov. Hi­lario Da­vide III said he al­ready lost his po­lice es­corts. Po­lice Re­gional Of­fice 7 Di­rec­tor De­bold Si­nas re­called the se­cu­rity de­tails of gov­er­nors, may­ors and coun­cilors in July last year. This year, the rou­tine re­call of the po­lice es­corts is again im­ple­mented to pre­vent vi­o­lence and in­volve­ment of po­lice of­fi­cers in pol­i­tics. Af­ter his po­lice es­corts were re­called, Da­vide said he has been ac­com­pa­nied by some Capi­tol em­ploy­ees dur­ing his pub­lic en­gage­ments. “They (po­lice) should be in the field, es­pe­cially this time, for the peace and or­der sit­u­a­tion. They can be used if they are in their re­spec­tive sta­tions. My two for­mer de­tails, they re­turned to their sta­tions and the two have re­tired al­ready,” Da­vide said.

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