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Republic of t h e Philippines

COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS
Manila

IN THE MATTER OF EXERCISING
SUPERVISION AND
OVER THE
CONTROL
PHILIPPINE
MELO, Jose A.R.,
SARMIENTO, Rene V.,
FERRER, Nicodemo T.,
Chairman
S
Commissioner
Commissioner \C
T
TAGLE, Lucenito N., Commissioner
NATIONAL POLIC~ IN
VELASCO, Armando C., Commissioner
CONNECTION vn~Ijt THE YUSOPH, Elias R., Commissioner
OCTOBER 25, 2010 B A ~ A N G A Y LARRAZABAL, Gregorio Y . Commissioner
AND SANGGUMANG W A T A A N
ELECTIONS.
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PROMULGATED: September 16, 201

WHEREAS, Section 51 (b) of Republic Act No. 6975, provides:

"xxx The city and municipal mayors shall exercise
operational supervision and control over PNP units in their
respective jurisdiction except during the thirty (30) day period
immediately preceding and the thirty (30) days following any
national, local and barangay elections. During the said period, the
local police forces shall be under the supervision and control of the
Commission on Elections.
The term "operational supervision and control" shall mean
the power to direct, superintend, oversee and inspect the police
units and forces. It shall include the power to employ and deploy
units or elements of the PNP, through the station commander, to
ensure public safety and effective maintenance of peace and order
within the locality. For this purpose, the term "employ" and
"deploy" shall mean as follows:
"Employ" refers to utilization of units or elements of the
PNP for purposes of protection of lives and properties,
enforcement of laws, maintenance of peace and order, prevention
of crimes, arrest of criminal offenders and bringing the offenders
to justice, and ensuring public safety, particularly in the
suppression of disorders, riots, lawless violence, rebellious
seditious conspiracy, insurgency, subversion or other related,
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rebellious or seditious conspiracy. During said p'eriod.A.. 'WHEREAS. arrest of criminal offenders and bringing the &fenders to justice. 6975. superintend. maintenance of peace and order. the following terms shall mean: a. to ensure public safety and effective maintenance of peace and order within the locality. the city arid municipal mayors shall exercise operational -. lawless violence. b. oversee and inspect the police units or forces. city or municipality for purposes of employment as herein defined. insurgency. It shall include t'he power to employ and deploy units or elements of the PNP. ~ a SK 25 October 20 10 ~ a r a n ind ~ elections "Deploy" shall mean the orderly organized physical movement'of elements or units of the PNP within the province. c. supeirvision and control over the Philippine National Police (PNP) units in their respective jurisdictions except during the thirty (30) days before and thirty (30) days following any national. WHEREAS. other election laws. Omnibus Election Code. the Commission on Elections. as it hereby RESOLVES. subversion or other related activities. . NOW THEREFORE. city or municipality for purposes of employment. to exercise L &' . and R. the local police force shall be under the supervision and control of the Commission on Elections. t h e . Employ is the utilization of units or elements of the PNP for purpdses of protection of lives and properties. enforcement ok laws. prevention of Crimes. Operational supervision and control is the power to direct. particularly in the suppression of disorders. RESOLVED. local or barangay elections. . Deploy is the orderly and organized physical movement of elements or units of the PNP within the province._ - . by virtue of its power under the Constitution. and ensuring public safety. through the station commander. riots.

. . city ahd municipal mayors copies hereof.<. . ~ aSK 25 October 2010 ~ a r a n'and ~ elections direct operational supervision and control over the Philippine National Police through the PNP Director General from September 25. FERRER Commissioner Commissioner f .. During the said period. . . . -.' 2 . ... other authority except the President of the Philippines. : . ' The ~ e s o l i t i o nshall take effect after its publication in a t least two (2) daily newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines. On Official Business ELIAS R. 2010. orders and instructions of :.. 2010 to November 10. all provincial governors. 72.. directives. ' the 'Commission on Elections shall prevail over those emanating from any . NICOD . . YUSOPH Commissioner . SO ORDERED. decisions. b Let the Education and Information Department cause the publication of this Resolution in two (2) daily newppapers of general circulation and furnish the Secretary of the bepartment of Interior and Local Government.