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Wag sayangin ang boto: PNP to be tough on vote buying

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For those who are thinking to sell their votes to corrupt politikos, well think again.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Saturday warned village and youth candidates who will engage in vote-buying saying that they will be tougher in implementing the law on May 14 polls.

PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said part of the 160,000-strong police force who will be deployed to secure the elections are undercover agents who will go after vote-buying candidates.

“This is what we expect every election and reports are coming in left and right as early as now about the vote-buying of some candidates, the local chief executives. It will go intense especially during the day of the elections,” Albayalde said.

“It seems there’s nothing new here with vote-buying] and I think we should effect a change. I think we should have an internal cleansing of those running and incumbent local leaders,” he added.

Vote-buying and vote-selling are considered election offenses under Philippine law.

Umayos kayo!