Central Luzon police records 4 election-related incidents
ANGELES CITY — The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Central Luzon has recorded at least four suspected election-related killings over the past few months. This was learned from Superintendent Fe Grenas,
public information officer of the regional police office, during the News at Hues forum hosted by the Pampanga Press Club last Tuesday.
Grenas said that there were two incidents in Nueva Ecija, one in Tarlac and one in Bulacan.
The police official however said that they are validating if the four cases are directly related to politics.
“So far, there are no validated election-related incidents in Central Luzon,” Grenas said.
The regional police, under the leadership of Chief Superintendent Joel Coronel, has conducted 25,900 check points over the past few months, according to the police official.
Grenas said that 449 individuals were arrested illegally carrying firearms and 2,278 for possessing deadly weapons.
The suspects were charged in court for violating the Omnibus Election Code.
Grenas also made an assurance that the policemen in the region will remain apolitical.
She said the mandate of the PNP is to ensure public safety and an orderly and peaceful elections.