Ifugao maintains violent-free status in 2019 polls

LAGAWE, Ifugao, May 15 (PIA) — Ifugao again secured its identity  as a violent-free province during elections as it sees a peaceful and orderly casting of votes in its 205 polling centers in Monday’s political exercise.

EARLY BIRDS. Voters of Lagawe Central School polling center arrive early to look for their names in the list of voters.(JJPM-PIA CAR)

Ifugao Police Provincial Director PCol. Romeo Mangwag reported a safe conduct of the May 13,  2019 National and Local Elections in the different municipalities.

“Since the start of the election period, wala pa naman tayong any major election-related violent incidents na nangyari,” Mangwag said.

He explained at least two police personnel were deployed to secure each polling center.

Quick Response Teams have also been assigned in the different municipalities to secure communities.

Mangwag added the cooperation of concerned agencies, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and the barangay folks contributed in the successful conduct of  polls.

MANAGEABLE 2019 ELECTIONS. Provincial Election Supervisor Atty. Romeo Aguilar assures that minor VCM glitches were immediately resolved.

Meanwhile, Provincial Election Supervisor Romeo Aguilar shared the casting of votes in the province started smoothly with some minor glitches with the Vote Counting Machines (VCMs) as the election day proceeded.

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“We deployed contingency VCMs in five municipalities – Kiangan, Lagawe, Lamut, Mayoyao, and Banaue,” Aguilar added.

Transmission of election results, especially in the far flung barangays, experienced a delay due to poor signal worsened by the bad weather.

By  afternoon of May 14, 2019, all the Municipal Board of Canvassers  as well as the  Provincial Board of Canvassers  were able to hold the proclamation of official midterm election winners for the different positions in the province. (JDP/JJPM-PIA CAR)





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