Comelec tightens security in ballot printing

MANILA, Feb. 7 – Tight security greeted non-accredited journalists and kibitzers at the start of the printing of 50,723,734 official ballots on Sunday at the National Printing Office (NPO) at the National Government Center (NGC) on EDSA near National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Road, Diliman, Quezon City.

Security was provided by the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) and Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNA)-SAF.

Only accredited journalists and groups were allowed to enter. A Commission on Elections (COMELEC) security officer, who requested anonymity, told the Philippines News Agency (PNA), if a person is not on the COMELEC accreditation list, then he or she is not allowed to enter.

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