BALANGA CITY — The Philippine National Police provincial command here and other agencies announced Monday that they are ready for the coming May 13 elections.
Police Colonel Villamor Tullao, Bataan police director, said they wanted peaceful elections in the province so they have intensified their inspections and operations that resulted to the confiscations of loose firearms.
“We want to maintain zero incident of election violence. Kami sa Bataan police provincial office nakahanda na para sa eleksiyon,” he said.
The police official said the full force of the provincial police was ready for deployment anytime to 167 voting centers.
“Wala naman kaming nakikitang problema dahil we have good coordination with the provincial and municipal election officers and other agencies,” Tullao said.
The Peninsula Electric Cooperative (Penelco), power distributor in the province, expressed its readiness to respond to any problem that may cause power outages during and after the elections.
“We are currently checking the wires and meters in polling centers. Sa deployment namin, 24 hours particularly during and after elections para in case magkaroon ng trouble, we can immediately respond,” Engr. Edwin Zaldivar, Penelco engineering chief, said.
“Kung saan may problema, we assure that we will respond immediately para ma-restore and power,” he said.
The provincial social welfare and development office, on the other hand, said 30 child development centers within the voting centers and 303 child development workers/ teachers are ready to look after children while their mothers are voting.
Tullao and lawyer Rene Cruz, Jr., provincial election supervisor, presided over the consultative meeting on the May 13, 2019 elections.
Cruz said he saw no problem on the coming polls, Bataan being a peaceful province.
There are 545,507 registered voters in 237 barangays in 11 towns and a city divided into two congressional districts in Bataan.