Tabuk City, Kalinga – With the establishment of checkpoints during this campaign period, the Kalinga Police Provincial Office asks the cooperation of the public to peacefully submit themselves for visual search when passing through these checkpoints.
Kalinga Police Provincial Director, Police Colonel Davy Vicente Limmong said that these Commission on Elections checkpoints have been established in Kalinga on January 9 and they are being manned by the police and the army.
He explained that this is to implement the gun ban advisory of the COMELEC during the 150-day election period.
“We ask the public to abide with the instruction of our law enforcers to stop at the checkpoint and submit yourself peacefully for visual checking and no need to get out from your vehicle unless there is a compelling reason from our officers for you to do so,” he said.
Limmong said cooperation by the public is paramount in order to ensure an honest, peaceful, and orderly election in Kalinga.
“Please cooperate as our objective is to achieve an orderly and peaceful election which is free from threat or harassment from any individuals or groups,” he appealed.
Limmong also informed that the conduct of the simultaneous checkpoint operations in Kalinga is so far peaceful.
Earlier, there were 5 individuals arrested by the police in different parts of the country after they were caught carrying their guns, this is according to a report of the Philippine National Police this January 9.
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