Press Statement of NCRPO Regional Director PMGEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR on right to suffrage of the police.
The NCRPO is all set to ensure peaceful Local Mid-year Elections on May 13, 2019. The public can highly expect that our policemen will continue to implement the Comelec’s Gun Ban policy, will maintain the frequency of checkpoints in the Metropolis to help deter criminal minds in executing their evil designs and maintain a non-partisan position in handling political cases.
While it is true that PNP serves and protects our countrymen so they may peacefully exercise their right to vote, most of our policemen disregard their own rights to suffrage. It is the very reason that I would like to encourage all policemen, especially those who come from their hometowns in the provinces, that every vote counts and your votes are equally significant.
Based on COMELEC Resolution No. 10443, Section 2 stated, that members of the PNP are entitled to avail of Absentee Voting, provided, they are duly registered voters and temporarily assigned in places where they are not registered, in the course of undertaking their public functions and duties.
In fact, the COMELEC had scheduled April 29, 30 and May 1, 2019 for the police assigned in NCRPO and Camp Crame Headquarters personnel to avail of the Absentee Voting at the following locations: Camp Crame Multi-purpose Hall, Quezon City; Malabon City Police Station; Eastern Police District Headquarters, Caruncho Ave.,Pasig City; Pateros Municipal Hall; Quezon City Police District Headquarters; and Regional Mobile Force Batallion Multipurpose Hall, Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City.
The PNP takes advantage of the Absentee Voting in order to maximize the deployment of police force and utilize all its resources in securing peace and order during the actual date of Elections.
Again, I exhort all policemen to vote and vote wisely.
Our country deserves good leaders and we will be able to attain this by exercising our right to suffrage wisely.