WITH the expected surge of passengers at the Davao City Overland Transport Terminal, the Task Force (TF) Davao said that they have tightened their security inspection to ensure the safety of the travelers.
TF Davao Task Force Agila commander Lieutenant Colonel Danny Bustamante, in an interview Monday at the bus terminal, said they have already coordinated with the Davao City Police Office and Public Safety Communication Center in terms of security preparation for the Undas 2016.
Bustamante stressed they are doing their best to meet their mission on countering terrorism and prevent incidents similar to what had happened at Roxas Night Market on September 2.
“After the deadly bombing, we raised the threat level to 4,” Bustamante said.
This is why there is visible military presence in public places here in the city who did random checkups and manual inspection.
The police and military are augmenting the security in different areas.
Bustamante said they have already added one squad as an additional force to the exiting one platoon.
They have now 24 troops who are currently monitoring the Davao bus terminal to strengthen security measures.
Early morning Monday, they have started deploying their troops in different cemeteries and transport terminals like Sasa Wharf and the Davao International Airport.
Bustamante further said that unlike last year, they have confiscated few prohibited items as he noted that this is the result of their continued campaign to safeguard the public against any potential threats.
Bustamante again reminded the passengers not to bring banned items like sharp objects, flammable material, and firearms.
Bustamante also urged the public to cooperate in safety protocols, as this is for the people's welfare.