Misamis Occidental, Philippines – On October 14, newly-installed PRO-10 Regional Director PBGen. Ricardo Layug Jr. paid a courtesy visit to Misamis Occidental Governor Henry Oaminal to foster a stronger partnership between the provincial government and the security forces. The primary aim of this visit was to ensure the maintenance of peace and order within the province.
During the meeting, crucial discussions revolved around the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections (BSKE) set for this year in Misamis Occidental. PBGen. Layug affirmed that the police officers would intensify efforts in information dissemination and other police operations to guarantee a safe and secure BSKE 2023 across the various cities and municipalities within the province.
Governor Oaminal expressed his unwavering commitment to support the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in their joint initiative, “Kontra Bigay,” which aims to combat the deplorable practice of vote buying. Both parties emphasized the importance of collective efforts to eradicate the influence of this practice on the democratic process, reinforcing the foundation of a fair and transparent electoral system.
The visit served as a pivotal moment for enhancing cooperation and coordination between the local government and law enforcement, ensuring the safety and integrity of the upcoming BSKE in Misamis Occidental. The commitment to peace, order, and the elimination of corrupt electoral practices remains a shared objective, epitomized by the hashtag #AsensoMisamisOccidental. ( via Bhal Cabrera | Misamis Occodental News Bureau | Asenso Daily News).