PRO-5 reminds cops: Use of PNP mobile units in political campaign prohibited

LEGAZPI CITY – The Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Office in Bicol (PRO-5) has its units that the use of mobile and motorcycle security for incumbent government officials and political aspirants in the campaign for the upcoming May 9 elections is strictly prohibited.

With more than a month before the polls,
PRO-5 spokesperson Maj. Malu Calubaquib on Thursday stressed that police forces in Bicol are non-partisan and remain neutral and unbiased relative to the ongoing election campaign.

“PNP mobile cars and motorcycles shall not take the lead in any campaign motorcades, campaign sorties, caravans, and other similar activities,” Calubaquib assured.

She explained that police mobile or motorcycle traffic assistance are provided to incumbent government officials who are running for national and local positions only during arrival or departure at points designated as such and while in transit to and from their billeting and areas of engagement.

Calubaquib stressed that PNP mobile cars and motorcycles “shall be exclusively used for patrol purposes only.”