Davao cops to implement ‘no backpack’ policy on election day

Davao cops to implement ‘no backpack’ policy on election day

- in Peace, Philippines
By Rhoda Grace Saron, PNA

DAVAO CITY — The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) will strictly implement the “No Backpack” policy on election day, May 13.

“The Comelec has asked to implement it to prevent any terrorist act,” said Police Col. Alexander Tagum, DCPO chief, on Tuesday.

The “no backpack” policy has been implemented in the city after the series of bombings in the southern area of Mindanao in the past few months.

Tagum said DCPO is prepared for Monday’s election, including the security for President Rodrigo Duterte who is expected to cast his vote here.

“Force coordination of DCPO with the presidential security group is ongoing,” Tagum said.

Tagum said the security plan for the election was already tackled during the City Peace and Order Council Monday, during which the DCPO conducted a send-off ceremony for all its personnel involved with election duties.

Tagum reminded local security forces of their task to secure all polling places and ensure an orderly and peaceful election. (PNA)

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