Opinion: Security sector should ensure neutrality on elections

Police and military forces should assure the public that they exert all efforts to ensure theywould remain neutral and non-partisan in next year’s mid-term elections.

From the words of Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff, Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., uniformed personnel are barred from being partisan. They should not make any move supportive of any candidate.

In his speech at the change of command of the Philippine Army on Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte reminded uniformed personnel to refrain from engaging in partisan politics. (Juan Pulso, PinoyPulse.com)