CAMP GEN SERVILLANO AQUINO, Tarlac City (DWDD) – The conduct of Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Election (BSKE) 2018 as of this period, May 14, 2018 (Tuesday), in the area of Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) is considered to be generally peaceful.
NOLCOM forces were deployed in strategic locations within their areas of operation, as deputized by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and in coordination with other concerned agencies, to ensure the security of polling places and safety of voters.
Checkpoints and visibility within the prescribed distance from the polling precincts, together with the Philippine National Police (PNP), were also conducted at pre-designated areas to have control of the situation and prevent any hostile intentions from being executed.
Similarly, NOLCOM personnel from the Joint Task Forces (JTF) “Kaugnay” of the 7th Infantry Division (7ID), JTF “Tala” from the 5th Infantry Division (5ID) and JTF “Karagatan” of the Naval Forces-Northern Luzon (NFNL) were also augmented to compose the Joint Security Coordinating Centers (JSCCs) to monitor all election-related activities and updates at the regional, provincial and municipal levels. NOLCOM will continue to perform its role as a reliable partner in achieving Honest, Orderly and Peaceful BSKE, particularly enabling our people within Northern and Central Luzon to exercise their right of suffrage by casting their votes without fear and intimidation. NOLCOM / MCAG