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Malls’ poll precincts to serve P13T voters

Friday, April 22, 2016

Speaking during the Kapihan sa PIA (Philippine Information Agency), Mendros said on reports gathered on the filed there are 22 barangays in the Provinces of Cebu and Bohol that have no power connections, which may affect the elections on May 9.

Of the 22 barangays, eight barangays are in Cebu, particularly in Daanbantayan and Bantayan, and 14 in the towns of President Garcia, Ubay and Tubigon in Bohol.

Mendros, on the other hand, said that the May 9 elections is the concern of all Filipinos and all government agencies and not only of the poll body.

Mendros said that this is the reason why the Comelec en banc passed Resolution 10067, which amended Resolution 10023, to involve of various government agencies in the conduct of elections. The agencies specified in Resolution 10067 are the Department of Energy, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Interior and Local Government, Philippine National Police, Department of National Defense, Armed Forces of the Philippines and other law enforcement agencies.

The Comelec ordered these agencies to assist, and to deputize certain departments uner the executive branch, government-owned and controlled corporation in securing the national transmission infrastructure and facilities to ensure reliability of power in connection with the May 9 national and local elections.

The resolution, which was promulgated last March 1, 2016, was signed by Chairman Andres Bautista and Commissioners Christian Robert Lim, Al Parreno, Luie Tito Guia, Rowena Guanzon and Sheriff Abas.

In deputizing these agencies, the Comelec ordered them to provide sufficient personnel to secure the nationwide transmission lines, substations and other power facilities.

The agencies are also ordered to provide information to cause the prosecution of any person or offender for any election-related offense especially those who disrupt or obstruct the election process. (SUN.STAR CEBU)