Sulu recorded the most peaceful and orderly Election 2022

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Maj. Gen. Ignatius N. Patrimonio, Commander of the Joint Task Force (JTF) Sulu and 11th Infantry Division, underscored that the May 9 National and Local Election (NLE) in the province of Sulu was the most peaceful and orderly election in its history.

“We are happy and proud to say that the election in Sulu is successful, with zero election-related violent incidents. In all areas we were deployed, the election went on smoothly as scheduled and planned. The presence of the security forces provided confidence to our people to vote and prevented those who have planned to conduct atrocities. This is remarkably the most peaceful election in the history of Sulu,” said Maj. Gen. Patrimonio.

Maj. Gen. Patrimonio added “Malaki na ang pinagbago ng security landscape ng Sulu. Although there were three (3) minor incidents, our troops and police counterparts were able to respond immediately and stabilize the situation in those areas. Mga minor na alitan lang at suntukan ang nangyari. So, generally, the election in Sulu is very peaceful and orderly.”

The JTF Sulu, as deputized by the COMELEC, deployed a total of 2,976 soldiers with 168 officers – 2,808 personnel, and 125 reserve troops for election duties all over Sulu. Aside from election duty, the JTF Sulu also intensifies its focused-military operations and civil-military operations to neutralize the remaining Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in the province.

Maj. Gen. Patrimonio further urged the Suluanons to continue working collaboratively to reach the goal of creating a secure and safe environment in Sulu.

“Let us continue to work together and march in unison towards our collective vision of bringing lasting peace and stability in the province of Sulu,” Maj. Gen. Patrimonio ended. — AFP

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