@mofelorn (611)
April 24, 2007 1:33am CST
The military and the police are deployed to different areas to keep elections peaceful and orderly. Since campaign period started, about 29 cases of politically motivated violence have been reported. Police field units have been dispatched to preemt other pssible similar cases. The PNP, under Chief Director General Oscar Calderon, have so far arrested 1,178 violators of the COMELEC-imposed natiowide gun ban, and confiscated 1,106 firearms, 57 explosives and 198 deadly weapons. The PNP has also cancelled all leaves of absence starting April 1 to ensure maximum availability of policemen during election. In another story, some left is moving around campaigning against them. But AFP Chief of Staff General Hermogenes Esperon Jr. clarifies that the deployement of troops was part of the military's counter-insurgency, OPlan Bantay Laya 2. Pray that.... 1. the military and police will remain alert, competent and vigilant as they endeavor to keep th enation peaceful durong election 2. they wiil keep their loyalty to the people and not to any political figure or party 3. they will find fulfillment and honor in serving the country by being the protectors of democracy 4. the leaders of the institutions, Gen. Esperon and Gen. Calderon, will serve as revered examples of integrity to their men 5. may both men be filled with wisdom, wexcellent dispositio and decision-making capacities, and respect for their duties this election.
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@rdurusan (624)
• Philippines
24 Apr 07
With the hardship of everyday living,the police and the military have no recourse but to obey orders from their superiors.We know that Esperon and Calderon are in their position to ensure that Glorias presidency is secured and threatless.Therefore they will do anything,even to harass people,even to kill people so that Gloria remain in Malacanang.Even though this is not a presidential election,it is vital for Gloria to win all the senators and mayors to have more defenders for her.So the bottom line is win the administration candidates at all cost.I am sure many Garcillanos will surface in this coming election.Beware Filipinos.