Over 11,000 Security forces deployed for 2023 BSKE

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Camp BGen Vicente P Lim – The CALABARZON Multi-Agency hands over security forces and resources to COMELEC 4A for Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections held on Monday at Camp Vicente Lim, Calamba City Laguna.

A total of 9, 480 PRO4A personnel will be deployed in Voting Centers/Precincts, Canvassing Area, and COMELEC Facilities. From this number, others will serve as Convoy, Quick Reaction Team/ Special Weapons and Tactics, Route Security, Reactionary Standby Support Force, and will man COMELEC Checkpoints throughout the region.

Additionally, a total of 1, 722 augmented personnel from other agencies will also be deployed including the Arm Forces of the Philippine, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Municipal and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, and the Public Order and Safety Office.

Meanwhile, deployable resources include vehicles, handheld radios and mobile phones, Body Worn Camera, and Civil Disturbance Management (CDM) Equipment. 

PRO CALABARZON Regional Director, PBGEN PAUL KENNETH T LUCAS expressed gratitude to everyone for the unrelenting support and cooperation. “Today, we come together as one, unified by our commitment in safeguarding our democratic traditions. The 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections are a vital aspect of our nation’s democratic tapestry. We pledge to ensure that in CALABARZON, the elections will be free from violence, fraud, and manipulation,” he said.

The event was highlighted with the symbolic turnover of security forces and resources to COMELEC 4A accepted by the Regional Election Officer, Atty. Monalisa C Mamukid.

The multi-agency send-off and turn-over ceremony reaffirms the dedication of various government agencies to work together for the success of the 2023 BSKE elections.

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