By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan | Philippine News Agency
MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) director for operations Maj. Gen. Valeriano de Leon on Friday said they are now readying security forces for the proclamation of presumptive President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and presumptive Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio.
De Leon also said the PNP will continue to monitor any mass gathering that may arise as the country is now transitioning to the next administration.
"It's still the election period, and we have a lot to do. The PNP will continue its monitoring, intelligence gathering, and other police functions to ensure a seamless and peaceful transition of power on June 30," De Leon said in a statement.
Marcos is expected to be proclaimed next week after garnering more than 31 million votes while his nearest rival, Vice President Leni Robredo, only received more than 14 million votes of 98.35 percent of election returns from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Transparency Media Server
Meanwhile, de Leon lauded the cops who secured the canvassing of ballots and proclamation of the 12 winning senators at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).
Since the polls closed at 7 p.m. on May 9, the Comelec, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, has been canvassing and tallying ballots at the PICC Forum Tent in Pasay City. (PNA)