Lanao del Sur is once again facing a new electoral battle this coming June 03, 2010. The COMELEC declared failure of elections in some part of Lanao del Sur due to various reasons, including poll-related violence and the failure of teachers, serving as Board of Election Inspectors, to report for work. With this, Police Regional Office 10 has sent two hundred twenty four (224) PNP personnel from 10th Regional Public Safety Management Battalion (10th RPSMB) to provide security to the municipalities of Sultan Damalondong and Lumbaca Unayan during special elections, two of the seven municipalities of Lanao del Sur where elections failed. This office started the strategic plan to help maintain the peace and order in the area. Lanao del Norte PPO and Bukidnon PPO established strong points and checkpoints in major thoroughfares leading to Lanao del Sur.
Yesterday was the send off ceremony for PRO 10 contingent to Lanao del Sur which was administered by the PRO 10 Regional Director, PCSUPT CONRADO E LAZA. He said, “the deployment of PNP personnel could help in the conduct of honest, orderly, and peaceful special elections in some municipalities of Lanao del Sur”.