PNP holds briefing on preps for election day

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Sunday (May 8) appealed to the public to observe the Commission on Elections' (Comelec) liquor ban.

PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor said individuals are not allowed to sell, furnish, offer, buy, serve or take intoxicating liquor anywhere in the Philippines.

Violation of the liquor ban is punishable with imprisonment of not less than one year but not more than six months.

Erring public officials will be disqualified from holding public office and will not be allowed to vote.

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As of posting, the PNP has recorded 12 violations of the liquor ban in the regions of Ilocos, Zamboanga Peninsula and Northern Mindanao.

It also recorded over 4,000 violations of the gun ban, and 146 recorded incidents — 28 of which are validated as election related.

The PNP said the election situation all over the country is still generally peaceful, including the miting de avance of the presidential candidates on Saturday.

Mayor also said the PNP has deployed sufficient personnel to ensure safe, secure and peaceful elections on Monday.