Lapu police to candidates: Coordinate with us to secure campaign rallies
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Coordinate with us so we can help secure the safety of your campaign sorties.
This is the reminder of Police Colonel Limuel Obon, director of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO), to political candidates 10 days before the March 13, 2019 elections.
As most candidates will go full blast on their campaign activities in the coming days, Obon told reporters that he had given instructions to LCPO personnel to entertain request of assistance from different candidates regardless of their affiliations.
Obon said they also received the same instruction from Camo Crame.
The police director’s appeal came six days after the incident in Barangay Babag on late evening of April 27 when Cesar Siaton, a political supporter of Pajo Barangay Captain and mayoralty aspirant Junard “Ahong” Chan was shot by two men on motorcyle.
Siaton later died while being confined at Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC).
Obon reminded his personnel to do their job in maintaining peace and security and avoid participating in campaign sorties and endorsing official candidates.
Lapu-Lapu City Councilor Harry Don Radaza, who is running as vice mayor, said that they always inform the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) on the schedules of their campaign rallies./ celr
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