The 2019 National and Local Elections turned out to be generally peaceful, said WestMinCom Chief Lieutenant General Arnel B. Dela Vega.
To ensure a peaceful and orderly conduct of the midterm elections, combined elements of the AFP and PNP conducted random checkpoints, road security, mobile and foot patrol, and provided security assistance to COMELEC personnel and election paraphernalia.
There were few election-related incidents reported but are considered isolated cases.
“I commend all Joint Task Forces for fulfilling their mandates of maintaining the peace and orderliness of the 2019 national and local elections,” said Lieutenant General Dela Vega.
“I would like to ascribe the success of the election process to other line agencies such as the PNP and COMELEC,” added LtGen Dela Vega.