AROUND 105 Police operatives from Benguet are set to be deployed during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit this November in Clark, Pampanga.

This was disclosed by Benguet Provincial Police Office Deputy for Operations and Plans Police Chief Inspector Rodolfo Serran said they have submitted the names of the Benguet contingent who will be assigned during the Asean ministerial meeting.

Serran added a total of 33,086 policemen would be deployed to secure five venues, 16 hotels where the leaders and the delegates would stay.

Aside from the NCRPO, cops from Police Regions I to V and Cordillera as well as the Armed Forces of the Philippines will help in augmentation and will be deployed on November 5, while full deployment is expected from November 10 to 15.

"Despite lacking in the number of police manpower in the province, we adhere to the requirement of our headquarters for additional men for deployment, but this does not entail a reduction in the service which we provide. We will be applying strategic Police management in the deployment of our remaining troops in the province," Serran explained.

At least four to five police from the 13 municipal police of the province were selected to be part of the contingent to be deployed during the ASEAN ministerial meeting, aside from a contingent from the provincial peace and safety batallion.

"Although we lack the supposed number of policemen and facilities needed in the province, Benguet PPO remains in high moral in providing peace and security for the people of the province," Serran disclosed.

Serran attributed this to the effective strategic management applied by the leaders of the Police Regional Office, aside from the unwavering support of the local government units and various communities of Benguet.