By Ivy Tejano
DAVAO CITY – Around 3,000 security personnel were deployed on Wednesday by the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) to secure the Davao Region Athletic Association (Davraa) which will officially open on January 27 at the UP Mindanao Campus in Bago Oshiro, Tugbok District here.
Components of DCPO, Task Force (TF) Davao, Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB) 11, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) 11, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (Pdea) 11, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Central 911, Maritime Group 11 and Police Auxiliary, among others were sent by the Davao City Police Office to provide full length security coverage for the DAVRAA Meet 2019.
Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 director Chief Supt. Marcelo Morales said the contingent was tasked to provide security to all delegates who will participate in the Davraa 2019 from the billeting quarters to the playing venue.
“This is to ensure security relating to the conduct of the regional meet. Although we have not received any threats, we are still prepared for everything,” Morales said.
Morales also reminded all personnel to secure the venue and to ensure the safety of the participants during the competition and stressed that maximum protective security measures will be applied.
Morales appealed to the public for patience and understanding if they get pulled over at the checkpoints since this is part of their security measures to ensure the public’s safety aside from the prevailing gun ban imposed by the Commission on Elections.
The send-off ceremony was attended by Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSCCC) head Major General Benito De Leon, DCPO director Senior Supt. Alexander Tagum, TF Davao commander Colonel Nolasco Mempin, Department of Education (Deped) 11 representative Janet Veloso, and other personnel from different law enforcement agencies.