No untoward incident in Palawan plebiscite: PNP

(Picture courtesy of Comelec)

MANILA – The lately concluded plebiscite in Palawan was typically peaceable regardless of some difficulties within the transport of election paraphernalia, Philippine Nationwide Police (PNP) Officer-in-Cost Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar mentioned on Wednesday. 

“Whereas there have been some difficulties encountered within the supply of election supplies to polling facilities on account of transportation and climate points and minor issues within the relay of data on account of poor sign reception and dangerous climate situation, the native plebiscite to ratify Republic Act 11259, held within the province of Palawan on March 13, 2021, was typically peaceable and orderly with no untoward incident reported,” Eleazar mentioned in an announcement.

He disclosed {that a} PNP – Fee on Elections (Comelec) – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Joint Process Power was activated, composed of models of the Palawan Police, Puerto Princesa Metropolis Police, PNP Maritime Group, Mimaropa’s Regional Cellular Power Battalion, AFP Western Command, and Philippine Coast Guard.

The PNP deployed 920 personnel to safe registered voters and election officers in 487 polling facilities in 367 villages of the 23 cities throughout mainland Palawan and its surrounding island municipalities.

“Native communist terrorist teams and (their) entrance organizations and different home menace teams have been successfully rendered motionless by proactive safety measures, and have been actively prevented from partaking in any type of prohibited actions that threatened the in any other case peaceable and orderly plebiscite,” Eleazar mentioned.

He famous that the most important problem they confronted was compliance with well being protocols for mass gatherings.

“To handle this, we crafted a brand new regular bodily response along with the Comelec, designed to make sure bodily distancing and (a) clean stream of the voters,” Eleazar added.

Palawan will stay a single province after greater than 172,000 residents rejected its division into three separate native authorities models in final weekend’s plebiscite.

The “No” votes had a lead of fifty,081 votes at 172,304 towards the “Sure” votes at 122,223.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Provincial Board of Canvassers proclaimed the victory of “No” votes after canvassing 22 of the 23 municipalities’ certificates of canvass. (PNA)



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