More than 1,000 policemen from Camp Olivas, Pampanga have been fielded to beef up security in Metro Manila as part of the preparations for the ASEAN Summit.
“We are in full alert during the holding of the ASEAN Summit,” said Supt. Fe Grenas, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3), stationed in Camp Olivas.
She said 447 police troops, in full battle gear, are positioned at a football field in Pasig ready for quick dispatch if the need arises and additional 563 policemen on standby which will serve as back-up for any eventualities.
Grenas said security plans for Clark Freeport and Clark International Airport have been laid down in case of weather disturbance where airlines and flights carrying dignitaries from ASEAN member countries be diverted to CRK.
“The composition of PRO3 augmentation force came from the Regional Public Safety Battalion 3 (RPSB3) and other police units from other provinces in Central Luzon,” Grenas explained.
Meantime, the Philippine National Police has extended its support to the deployed police personnel committed for security and public safety operations during the 30th ASEAN Summit 2017 by giving them enough water supply, proper billeting, hygiene kits, medicines and other logistical needs.
Chief Supt Noel Baraceros, ASEAN Task Force 2017, Operations Officer assured augmentation police troops that they will be taken care of.
“We are giving all the necessary support for the deployed PNP personnel and the Department of Health (DOH) team is conducting continuous check up to our cops,” Baraceros said.
Each of the police personnel was tasked to render an 8-hour duty to secure the safety of the delegates.
Last Sunday (April 23) PNP Chief, PDG Ronald Dela Rosa officially deployed 27,425 police force s in different parts of Metro Manila together with other agencies to secure safety of the heads of 10 ASEAN-member nations, observer states and other delegates for the 30th ASEAN Summit 2017 to be held in Manila on April 26-29, 2017.