THE 2nd day of the filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2019 mid-term polls remained generally peaceful across the country with no untoward incident reported, the Philippine National Police said.
PNP spokesman Chief Superintendent Benigno B. Durana Jr. said they have not received reports of any incidence of violence from different Commission on Elections offices being secured by uniformed policemen since Thursday.
Yesterday, former PNP chief-turned Bureau of Corrections Director Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa became the 1st retired police official to file his candidacy.
Dela Rosa, a classmate from Philippine Military Academy ‘Sinagtala’ Class of 1986 of PNP chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde, will be running for senator amid a latest Social Weather Stations survey showing him among the top 12 senatorial preferences of those who were polled.
The filing of COC for local and national posts will end on October 17. With his filing his COC, dela Rosa was automatically deemed resigned as BuCor director and was replaced by former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon.
In Metro Manila, National Capital Region Police Office chief, Director Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar said that his men from the Manila Police District will be continuously guarding the main Comelec office in the Walled City of Intramuros.
Eleazar said that the situation in the Comelec is generally peaceful despite the presence of some candidates, both nuisance or not who have brought in their supporters or resorted to gimmickry while filing their COCs.