PNP denies profiling of those who joined the rally in Comelec

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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) said there was no directive for its personnel to conduct a profiling of the individuals who joined the protest actions at the office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) after the May 9 polls.

PNP Public Information Office Chief Police BGen. Roderick Alba this morning denied any truth to allegations that they were “marking” those who organized the rally.

He said that it was the duty of the police personnel assigned at the Comelec to be on guard at the poll body’s office to ensure that the protest action will be peacful and will not lead to violence.

This includes creating a situationer report on the number of rally participants and overall assessment of the activity.

BGen. Alba said the report will be the basis of planning of future deployment of personnel for similar situations.

Alba also assures that they will follow the maximum tolerance policy when it comes to rallies.

The PNP also respects the rights of those who wish to express their own opinion.

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