NCRPO increase police presence during COC filing period
With the start in filing of the Certificate of Candidacy (COC) of politicians, police presence will be beefed up in Metro Manila. Chief Supt. Joel Pagdilao, Regional Director of National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), on Sunday ordered all district directors in Metro Manila to increase security operations within vicinities of COMELEC offices to ensure peace and order during the week-long filing of COCs for the 2016 elections.
Pagdilao did not disclose the exact number of cops who will be assigned to secure the offices and their locations for operational matters but noted that policemen will help direct traffic in roads leading to the main Comelec office in Intramuros, Manila, where candidates for president, vice president and senator will file their COCs.
Police officers will also help direct traffic leading to local Comelec offices around the national capital region as they were coordinated with local government units.
The five districts of NCRPO is composed of Quezon City Police District (QCPD), Manila Police District (MPD), Eastern Police District (EPD), Southern Police District (SPD) and Northern Police District (NPD). (PNA- Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan)