MASSIVE PRO 11 SET TO DEPLOY OVER 1,000 PERSONNEL FOR ‘ARAW’
The Police Regional Office in Davao region (PRO 11) will deploy more than 1,000 police personnel during the celebration of 82nd Araw ng Davao.
This was bared by PRO 11 director Chief Supt. Marcelo C. Morales at the sidelines of Tuesday’s regular session of the Sanguniang Panglungsod on Tuesday, February 19.
The massive deployment is an augmentation to ensure the security during the annual celebration which usually happens in March.
The security plan for the month-long city-wide festival is still being discussed, Morales said.
Davao Region, according to Morales, is on a level two alert. However, the PNP still maintains a full alert status and constantly avoids complacency considering threats from communists, New People’s Army (NPA), terrorists and Muslim extremists are present anytime.
“Dito (Davao Region) yung target of opportunity ng mga grupong ito because this is the presidential region kaya iniingatan natin na maging biktima tayo ng mga ganitong klaseng atake,” Morales said.
The PRO 11 chief, meanwhile, said the police is mandated to respond and assist in any event of disaster and calamity.
“We have search and rescue team in every police unit in Davao Region,” he added.
Meantime, the hotspot areas of the May 2019 elections are surprisingly decreasing with just three months left before election, accordng to the police official.
“Constant yung ating assessement and evaluation natin sa mga hotspot areas. As of now sa Davao City, nababawasan yung mga election watch list areas natin. Ganun din sa mga Municipalities, na do-downgrade din yung mga hotspots area because of the improving relationship between running political candidates,” he said.
A tight security, however, is still being implemented in Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte and Davao del Sur.
“Wala masyadong problema sa Davao Occidental kasi lesser yung armed groups doon and wala masyadong intense political rivalry,” Morales said. (EDGE MIN)