Except for violations of the liquor ban, the national and local elections in Davao City on Monday was generally peaceful, the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) reported.

DCPO Spokesperson Police Major Maria Teresita P. Gaspan in an interview on the Davao City Disaster Radio said, “Wala ta’y mga reported cases na naka-apekto sa pagpadagan sa maong national and local election (We do not have reported cases that can affect the conduct of the national and local elections).

Gaspan said that the reported cases were the arrests of 12 persons in six police operations for violations of the Liquor Ban but there are no election-related incidents and crimes against property that were recorded.

Gaspan cited the cooperation of the DCPO, additional support forces, and other government agencies which served as security counterparts during the election day.

She said that security forces in Davao City remain on heightened alert for anti-criminality activities, and for strengthening checkpoints in case of “spillover” from election hotspot areas. CIO