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Ping Lacson on Cebu City politics: Comelec should step in

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Senator Panfilo Lacson urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to take necessary steps to ensure peaceful and orderly conduct of the May 13 midterm elections in Cebu City.

In a Twitter post on Monday, Lacson accused the city police of being partisan.

“Cebu City is a case of the PNP dipping their fingers into partisan local politics,” said the former chief of the Philippine National Police.

“The incumbent mayor has his hands full in dealing with his rival candidates and the city’s own police force. Comelec should step in before things get out of hand,” he added.

Reelectionist Mayor Tomas Osmeña earlier questioned the conduct of a police checkpoint outside his residence and accused policemen of harassing his political allies from the city’s mountain barangays.

Osmeña is running against incumbent Vice Mayor Edgar Labella in the mayoral election.