PNP urges public to report vote-buying


Posted at May 06 2019 03:41 PM

MANILA- A week before the midterm elections, the Philippine National Police urged the public Monday to report cases of vote-buying.

PNP chief Police General Oscar Albayalde said reporting vote-buying would allow authorities to arrest people involved in the crime. 

"They (voters) have to report it to us at kailangan meron kasi dito ebidensya kagaya sa Cavite," he told reporters.

(Evidence is needed like the case in Cavite.)

Albayalde was referring to the arrest of 10 supporters of Cavite gubernatorial candidate Victor “Jonvic” Remulla for allegedly engaging in vote-buying in Bacoor City over the weekend.

Charges will be filed against the arrested supporters on Monday, he said.

The PNP chief added that nearly 150,000 policemen will be deployed to different parts of the Philippines to secure the elections on Monday, May 13.

"We have a little less than 150,000 deployed during midterm elections plus 39,000 augmentation from the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines)," he said. -report from Raffy Santos, ABS-CBN News