BACOLOD City – The 303rd Infantry Brigade (303IB) of the Philippine Army convened its battalion commanders, operations officers and key non-commissioned officers in preparation for the May 13 elections.
Brigadier General Benedict Arevalo, 303IB commander, said the conference was attended by the troopers of the 15th Infantry Battalion, 62nd Infantry Battalion, 79th Infantry Battalion, 3rd Civil Military Operations Battalion, and 542nd Engineering Construction Battalion.
“These soldiers are all assigned in Negros Occidental to tighten security preparations for the coming elections,” said Arevalo.
He reminded the battalion commanders to closely coordinate with the Philippine National Police and the Commission on Elections.
“We must ensure the proper implementation of our security plan this coming election,” the 303IB commander said.
Arevalo said they will not allow atrocities of the local communist rebels used by candidates as their private armed group.
“We must prevent their extortion and other terroristic activities in the province,” he stressed. (With a report from PIA/PN)