Police chief bemoans unfair media reporting in village polls
MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA
CITY – The chief of police of this city lamented the irresponsible reporting of
some media men in the recent village polls that no policemen have been seen manning
some polling centers.
Dagupan City's chief of police Superintendent Christopher Abrajano enumerates to a TV reporter the preparation of the Philippine National Police in All Saints' Day.
Christopher Abrajano said the Philippine National Police has deployed its
personnel to guard all the precincts here to ward off any eventualities that
could disenfranchised the voters' rights of suffrage.
media iyong iba na observed natin, report katabi iyong police, sasabihin na
walang police doon sa polling precinct where in fact ang mahigpit na tagubilin
ng regional police office at ni provincial director (Superintendent Marlou
Chan) ay maglagay at least two police officers doon sa ordinary polling
precinct and polling center. Paano pa iyong area of concern like iyong
(Barangay Bonuan) Gueset na area of concern naglagay tayo hindi lang two police
officers pero binuhos pa natin iyong quick reaction team, army,
at (police) public safety company so paano nila sasabihin na wala
silang nakikitang police?,” he deplored.
Pangasinan Provincial Director Marlou Chan strictly ordered all his chiefs of police to designate two PNP personnel in every ordinary poll center in the last generally peaceful village polls in the humongous province..
from this city's regular forces of 160 police men here in the October 28
election, Abrajano said he deployed four teams where each of them has eight
said two teams came from the public safety company and the other two teams came
from the Philippine Army.
cited the village polls here and the province of Pangasinan were not “generally
peaceful” but “peaceful with an exclamation point”.
preparation natin, iyong mga plano natin did not fail us until the last
barangay official has been proclaimed walang naging significant violence
naganap sa Dagupan City,” he stressed.
said that there were no shooting incident and firearms confiscated from those
who were not allowed to carry during the gun ban period imposed by the
Commission on Election in this city.