TACLOBAN CITY- Police Regional Director Brigadier General Bernard Banac, this early, assures that Eastern Visayas will have a peaceful and orderly conduct of elections.
The police regional director issued this assurance during the launching of the Kasimbayanan or Kawani, Simbahan at Pamayanan, a multi-agency partnership that aims of a ‘secure, accurate, free and fair May 9, 2022 elections.’
“The launch of Kasimbayanan is our holistic and dynamic approach to include the Church and the Community into this central activity of the country. The Philippine National Police believes that the election is not only a concern of few sectors in the government; it is the general public’s inherent moral obligation to contribute to its safe and peaceful conduct,” Banac said.
As they aim to double their efforts in the forthcoming elections, the police regional office maintained that the activity will strengthen public engagement “by encouraging the communities and religious sectors to be involved in different safe-keeping programs and activities.”
“This may be a daunting task, but I am certain that we are more than capable of carrying it out. Let us bear in mind that the success of the elections lies in our hands,” Banac said.
The launch of Kasimbayan on February 18, 2022 saw the convergence of partner agencies and sectors, such as Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine Coast Guard, Commission on Elections, Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting, National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections, and religious and community leaders.
The stakeholders also declared their pledge of commitment for non-partisan and peaceful elections.