CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga (PIA) — Approximately 11,000 uniformed personnel and force multipliers are now deployed to ensure peace and security for events of the 30thSouth East Asian Games (SEA Games) in Central Luzon.
“From this figure, about 6,000 police personnel will be tasked to contribute to the goal of zero incident during the conduct of the SEA Games,” Acting Police Regional Director and Task Group (TG) Central Luzon Commander PBGen. Rhodel Sermonia said during Tuesday’s send-off ceremony which was led by Philippine National Police Officer-In-Charge PLtGen. Archie Gamboa.
Sermonia told his men and women on the ground to do their work with utmost diligence and due regard for public safety.
“I assure the public that we are ready to ensure the safety and security of all the delegates and other spectators who will attend even if we have not monitored any threats to the SEA Games,” the official added.
“No Fly Zone” and “No Sail Zone” will also be implemented during the duration of the biennial meet particularly in Clark and Subic.
“While all security preparations are covered by TG Central Luzon, we appeal for full support and cooperation of the public through timely reports of any suspicious activity to prevent any eventualities or unfortunate incidents,” Sermonia added.
The 30thSEA Games officially opens on November 30 at the 55,000-seater Philippine Arena at Ciudad de Victoria in Bocaue, Bulacan. New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac will be hosting the Aquatics and Athletics events while Subic Bay Freeport Zone a number of outdoor events including Triathlon, Sailing and Beach Volleyball. (CLJD-PIA 3)