THE Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Luzon has been put on full alert status effective 12 p.m. Friday, October 13, in time for the transport strike slated on October 16 and 17 and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Defense Ministers Meeting on October 24 to 25 at Clark Freeport.
PRO-Central Luzon director Amador V. Corpus said he ordered for the full alert status to thwart any possible threats by terrorist groups who will take advantage of the two upcoming events in the region.
“The full alert status was raised and I have directed all unit commanders within Region III to strengthen target hardening on all vital installations, economic key points as well as places of convergences and ensure high state of operational readiness to thwart any hostile action that may be launched by terror groups,” said Corpus.
“Also, all passes of Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel are cancelled and they are directed to remain intact in their respective units since strict accounting of personnel is conducted,” he added.
For the Asean meeting, PNP personnel will already be deployed as early as October 18, within the summit venues and areas where the delegates will be billeted.
Published in the SunStar Pampanga newspaper on October 14, 2017.
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