Negros Island Region policemen commended for peaceful May 9 polls

May 12, 2016 6:11 am 

BACOLOD CITY, May 11 — Policemen in the Negros Island Region (NIR) were commended by regional director Chief Superintendent Conrado Capa for the peaceful conduct of the national and local elections on May 9.

This was relayed by Superintendent Moises Villaceran, chief of Police Regional Office-18 Community Relations Division, who said the elections were generally peaceful in the two Negros provinces.

“There were no major incidents,” he said.

Villaceran said Capa sent text messages to policemen, thanking them for the success of the elections.

Eighty-five percent of the 4,100 police personnel in Negros Island were deployed to voting centers along with the 700 augmentation staff assigned to Negros Occidental.

Senior Supt. William Señoron, acting police director of Negros Occidental, said there were major incidents related to the elections in the province.

Senior Supt. Flynn Dongbo, acting director of Bacolod City Police Office, said the conduct of the elections in this city was also generally peaceful.

Dongbo added that he is thankful for the support of his personnel in maintaining peace and order during the elections.

Provincial Elections Supervisor Ian Lee Ananoria also declared that the conduct of elections in Negros Occidental was generally peaceful. (PNA)

LAP/NLG/MPE

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