ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. has ordered for the deployment of 700 policemen during the 30th South East Asian Games which will be held on November 30 to December 11.
The mayor said he wants to ensure the safety of athletes and participants of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2019 by deploying additional cops particularly in the city's entertainment and tourist spots.
Some of the games will be held outside Clark in the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center, Angeles Sports Complex, Distributive Education, and Deca Clark Resort and Residence, Lazatin said.
“I want to ensure that there will be no specific threats to be detected here in our area,” he said.
According to the mayor, the deployment of police troops was raised by the Angeles City Police Office (ACPO) during a recent City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) meeting.
“I am confident that our PNP (Philippine National Police) personnel will be on alert and closely monitor the safety and protection of athletes and participants before, during, and after the sports event,” Lazatin said.
The mayor said he will ask the help of nearby local government units for the augmentation of more policemen in areas which will be visited by the SEA Games delegations.
The SEA Games 2019 will be held in Manila, Clark, Subic, and other parts of the country.
Aside from the SEA Games 2019 preparations, the CPOC also discussed about updates of the drug-clearing drive, road clearing, outreach programs for street children and Badjaos, police visibility in schools, and safety of tourists.