CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- At least 2,600 uniformed and non-uniformed personnel from Pampanga are set to be deployed around the province for the forthcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.
Commander and Pampanga Police Director Jean Fajardo identified the troops as from the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Bureau of Fire Protection, and Philippine Air Force.
Officially sent-off Monday morning, November 18, the personnel are tasked to ensure the safety of athletes, delegates and audience, secure the venue of games, including its vicinity, as well as provide quick assistance during emergency situations, said Fajardo.
She said peace and order in and around the venue, and the safety of participants and spectators will be the utmost priority during the multi-sport event.
Board Member Rosve Henson, meanwhile, cited the important role of each personnel, and asked for the cooperation of all stakeholders in ensuring the smooth hosting of the Philippines to the 30th SEA Games.
"The protection of each athlete and important guests is the ultimate priority of the Pampanga Provincial Government, more than medals that the country will bag from the meet," he said.
The SEA Games will be held from November 30 to December 11 in various sports facilities in the country such as in the New Clark City Athletic Stadium.