PNP: Barangay polls in Davao City peaceful and orderly

Subscribe Now October 30, 2013 at 07:47am

The newly-designated director of the Davao City Police Office assessed a relatively peaceful barangay elections in the city.

Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao, director of the DCPO thanked the residents for the peaceful conduct of the elections in all three districts of Davao City.

He said the police will continue to provide security especially in bringing down the ballot boxes from the far-flung barangays to the district offices of the Commission on Elections.

Danao revealed that the heavy downpour and a power outage stalled the counting of the ballots and delivery of ballot boxes from the districts of Marilog and Paquibato District.

“Counting of the results is ongoing in the areas and the ballot boxes will be delivered back to the district offices of the poll body,” he said.

He assured that as long as they are needed the police are ready to provide security in the delivery of the ballot boxes.

Danao said not a single violent incident happened in the districts of Paquibato and Marilog which were earlier place in the election-watch list due to the presence of communist rebels.

He said power outage was the only problem that occurred in these areas during the conduct of the polls.

“These areas remain peaceful so far,” Danao said.

He also thanked his partners in the security sector like the Task Force Davao and the military for assisting them in ensuring the peaceful elections.

Danao also expressed appreciation to prompt cooperation of the the teachers, the Comelec and the residents who went out and voted early.


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