By Mar Supnad
CAMP OLIVAS, , PAMPANGA- With more than a week before the third State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte on July 23, 2018, Police Regional Office 3 is already geared up to ensure peace and order and public safety at Batasan, Quezon City as it will field 410 PNP personnel for Civil Disturbance Management (CDM) operation.
Chief Supt. Amador V. Corpus, regional director, said the 410 augmentation troops will come from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Tarlac Police Provincial Offices will be on standby and ready on call starting July 22.
Aside from the augmentation troops to be sent out, Corpus said two platoons and one Quick Reaction Team were also organized on standby ready for deployment on orders as the need arises.
Additionally, intensified anti-criminality and focused police operations are being undertaken by all police units within the region to prevent any eventualities during said occasion.
According to Corpus, PRO3 has been sending augmentation troops during SONA and other national events as part of the over-all security preparations of the PNP to guarantee that no eventualities may happen during activities.
“Our personnel are reminded to observe maximum tolerance and to ensure they respect the human rights of protesters as they are again expected to hold rallies when the President delivers his 3rd SONA. I have also ordered for the intensified conduct of checkpoint operations particularly along major thoroughfares to ensure the maintenance of peace and order during said event,” Corpus added.