Chief, PCR Branch/ PIO, Pampanga PPO
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DATE             :        May 10, 2013


....Pampanga PNP on Full Alert, Deployment of Forces to Secure Polls

Now that the election period is coming to its peak, Police Senior Superintendent OSCAR D ALBAYALDE, Officer-in-Charge, Pampanga PPO deployed a massive force throughout the province in order to have a secure and fair election this May 13, 2013.

A total of one thousand one hundred and forty one (1141) policemen are deployed in the field to render their election duties for the upcoming May 13 polls as the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters Camp Crame raised to full alert status all police units nationwide effective since April 30, 2013.

In addition, a total of two hundred twenty eight (228) personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are augmented as added security for the polling centers in different municipalities in Pampanga.

PSSUPT ALBAYALDE mentioned that maximum deployment of troops is necessary in order to maximize the effective strength of police personnel for elections duty so as to intensify the security coverage before, during and after the Election Day.

Furthermore, personnel drawn coming from the regional headquarter, national support units, officials undergoing mandatory schooling and twenty PNPA CLASS 2013 personnel were further detailed in different city and municipal police stations provincewide to help conduct checkpoints, patrols, anti-criminality operations and will serve as the police station’s standby reactionary force.

Meanwhile, the full alert status in the police offices will remain in effect until after the election security operations had been completed and could be extended depending on the situation.

During the full alert status, leaves of absence are cancelled since all police officers are required to report to their respective stations.