PNP promises ample security for poll bets

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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said it will ask political parties and candidates in the May 2016 elections to submit a list of places where they are planning to hold their political sorties.

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The campaign period officially kicks off on Tuesday with the PNP spokesman, Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor, saying the list would enable the police organization to provide the candidates with ample security.

Mayor added that it is the obligation of the national police to provide security to the candidates and politicians and even to the public that would eventually join the candidates in the campaign.

The PNP spokesman told reporters in Camp Crame in Quezon City that a reminder given by the PNP chief, Director General Ricardo Marquez, to all police personnel is to remain non-partisan and apolitical during the campaign period.

Another coming from Mayor is for the PNP personnel to enforce the nationwide election gun ban that is in effect until June 9, 2016.

He gave the reminder after five personnel of the PNP have been arrested for violating the gun ban since the ban took effect last January 10.

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