The situation in Zamboanga Peninsula has remained peaceful after the conduct of the May 9 national and local elections, police said Tuesday, May 10.
Police Brig. Gen. Franco P. Simborio, regional director of Police Regional Office 9, said as of 6 a.m., 100 percent of the Vote-Counting Machines (VCM) were terminated for casting votes.
“1,889 out of 1,889 (100%) Vote-Counting Machines, election paraphernalia were returned; out of 73 canvassing areas, 19 have started while 52 were terminated (71%); Out of 96 Vote Counting Machines, 46 were repaired, 22 were replaced, and 28 were defective,” he said.
He said one was arrested for violating the liquor ban while two others for alleged vote-buying incidents.
“The situation remains peaceful in Zamboanga Peninsula,” the official said.