Headquarters, Western Mindanao Command, Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- April 30, 2019
In preparation for the upcoming national and local elections, the Provincial Joint Security Control Center (PJSCC) of the different provinces under the operational control of the Western Mindanao Command, held a command and coordinating conference to ensure that everything will run smooth on the upcoming 2019 midterm elections.
The PJSCC is composed of the AFP, PNP, COMELEC, Department of Education, Bureau of the Treasury and other stakeholders.
CCCs were held in Basilan, Sulu, Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur consecutively.
Representatives from the different sectors of the government participated in the conference held in their respective provinces.
The AFP was represented by Brigadier General Generoso Ponio, the Deputy Commander for Operations of the Western Mindanao Command and the respective commanders of its Joint Task Forces.
“The Western Mindanao Command actively participates in the security preparations for the upcoming election. We will provide security to polling centers including election paraphernalia, equipment and supplies,” said Brigadier General Ponio.
“We will also deploy troops for election duty in coordination with the regional election director and provincial election supervisors and we will look into existence of any armed groups organized to commit acts of terrorism, threat to intimidate or coerce any person to vote,” BGen Ponio added.
The main purpose of the conference is to disseminate the joint policies, operational guidelines and procedures to be undertaken, to ensure the free, honest, orderly, peaceful and credible conduct of the National and Local Elections on May 13, 2019.