Cen­tral Lu­zon po­lice records 4 elec­tion-re­lated in­ci­dents

Sun.Star Pampanga - - FRONT PAGE - BY REY­NALDO G. NAVALES Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

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.

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