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Comelec sends off 8k police, military for May 9 polls

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) has deployed over 8,000 security personnel on Wednesday, May 4, to prepare for the elections on Monday.

In a region simultaneous send-off ceremony, Comelec said that members of the military and the police will serve during this year’s national elections.

Capt. Marnie Abellanida, Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PROCor) director, said the send-off ceremony was held at the police regional headquarters at Camp Dangwa, attended by Comelec-Cordillera director Ederlino Tabilas.

He added that a total of 8,125 personnel in the security force will be deployed for the elections in the region, with 5,529 of them deployed on Wednesday.

According to him, security deployed in Abra are 980, 474 in Apayao, 648 in Baguio City, 979 in Benguet, 927 in Ifugao, 560 in Kalinga, 550 in Mt. Province, and 411 at the Regional Mobile Force Battalion.

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