More than 1,000 cops to secure Capiz midterm polls

CAPIZ police officers will be deployed to 16 towns of Capiz and Roxas City to secure the May 13, 2019 midterm elections. (Contributed photo)

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – More than 1,000 police officers were deployed on May 6, 2019 to secure the May 13 midterm elections here.

The send-off rite happened at the Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) headquarters here.

The officers will be deployed to the 16 towns of Capiz and this city to secure and maintain orderly elections.

According to Police Colonel Canilo A. Fuentes, Capiz police director, they will impose monitoring and security plans to secure the polls.

Fuentes said they will focus on the towns of Pilar, Pres. Roxas, and Maayon because of heated political rivalries and Tapaz due to the presence of the New People’s Army (NPA).

He reminded the officers to remain non-partisan, stressing that they should first serve the people.