Military, police hail peaceful conduct of midterm polls

(Eagle News)—The Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Monday, May 13, lauded the peaceful conduct of the local and midterm elections.

In a statement, Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde said there was “no reported major untoward incident that affected the overall turnout of the electoral exercise” as polling centers closed at 6 p.m.

He said voting in the 36,831 centers nationwide also went ahead, even if there were brief interruptions in the conduct of the polls in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Armed Forces of the Philippines public affairs chief Colonel Noel Detoyato for his part thanked Filipinos for the successful conduct of the polls.

“The months of preparations through coordination and conferences by the PNP, AFP and the Comelec have been effective in ensuring that the Filipino people can exercise their right to vote free from intimidation, threats, and harassment,” Detoyato added.