By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) has already begun their preparations for the upcoming May 2022 elections.
NOCPPO spokesperson Police Lt. Abegael Donasco said provincial police director, Police Colonel Romy Palgue, already had an initial meeting with the police chiefs in the province.
Donasco said they are currently reviewing the situation of several towns and cities that have a history of heated exchanges between rival politicians in previous elections.
Palgue has also ordered all police chiefs in the province to be neutral and not engage in politics, and instead concentrate on their jobs overseeing the safety of the populace.
Palgue particularly took the example of five former cops of the Moises Padilla Police Station who were sacked after they were proven guilty of irregularities in court after they conducted a checkpoint against then-Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo and her husband in 2017./DGB, WDJ