CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Some 2,000 policemen were sent in Bagac, Bataan to secure delegates of the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) summit set on June 9 to 12 at the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.

Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, officer-in-charge of Police Regional Office-3 , said they deployed the police personnel two days before the holding of the Fiscal Transparency and Taxation Policy Dialogue and Senior Finance Officials’ Meeting (SFOM).

Santos said the Police Regional Office 3 is already geared up to ensure the security and safety of all the participants at the venue.

“We have organized Site Task Group “ Bagac” to ensure effective and efficient delivery of security coverage during the 2015 APEC Summit- SFOM. Series of coordinating conferences with other law enforcement agencies have also been conducted to guarantee the safety and security of all the delegates participating in the SOM1," Santos said.

"We have also deployed at least 2,000 PNP personnel within the summit venue and areas where the delegates will be billeted," he added.

PRO3 has been conducting "functional exercises" such as Civil Disturbance Management (CDM) /Rally Exercises, Convoy Exercises and Traffic Management Exercises as well as Ocular Inspection and Paneling within the venue to ensure the readiness of PRO3 personnel during the APEC SFOM, according to Santos.

The Final Pre-Deployment Conference with USEC Peter Irving Corvera, Director General for Security of APEC 2015 and Director Ricardo Marquez, APEC 2015 NJTF Commander was held at the Joint Operations Center, NPC Compound, Bagac, Bataan, yesterday morning.

Santos said all tasked units including all partner agencies including the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), Department of Health (DOH), Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Office of the Civil Defense (OCD), National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and Office for Transportation Security (OTS) attended and presented their respective security preparations.

Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) to test the security preparation, operational readiness and resources of PRO3 were also conducted yesterday at the Las Casas de Acuzar.

Santos encourages the public to provide relevant and timely information and report unscrupulous activities to the police through social media (Twitter – @rpio_pro3, Facebook Page – PioRegionthree) or through PRO3 hotline 0998-9980003