The National Capital Region Police Office under the leadership of PMGEN FELIPE R NATIVIDAD intensified police operations and strict implementation of election laws including the Liquor Ban during the National and Local Elections 2022.
RD Natividad capped off arrests of 105 individuals who sold, furnished, offered, bought, served, and consummed liquor within the metropolis. Eight (8) suspects were apprehended from Northern Police District, six (6) from Eastern Police District, 27 from Manila Police District, two (2) from Southern Police District and 62 Quezon City Police District.
The operation stemmed from the provision of COMELEC Resolution Nr. 10746 which provides that the liquor ban shall be in force and effect on the day before the election (May 8, 2022) and on election day (May 9, 2022). The law was tailored to protect the election day from incidents emanating from or with connection to taking alcoholic drinks.
PMGEN NATIVIDAD acknowledged the cooperation of the public for the peaceful casting of votes in Metro Manila, yesterday, “We will continue our Comelec checkpoints until June 8, 2022 alongside our anti-criminality, anti-illegal drugs, anti-gambling and and anti-terrorism campaigns. Makakaasa ang ating mga kababayan na may mga pulis silang malalapitan upang rumesponde at magbigay ng serbisyo kung kinakailangan.”, he said.###