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Byline: Adriel M. Paglinawan
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has tasked the Philippine National Police (PNP) to crack down on private security agencies and village sentries engaging in partisan politics in the run-up to the May 2010 polls.
Comelec, in Resolution 8717, ordered the PNP "to prevent members of civilian vigilante units and barangay tanods from engaging in partisan political activities" and to "prevent private security agencies from acting as private armies of any candidate."
The poll body also ordered the police to provide security to polling places, members of …