CAMP OLIVAS, CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA- With more than a week before the third State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte on July 23, 2018, Police Regional Office 3 is already geared up to ensure peace and order and public safety at Batasan, Quezon City as it will field 410 PNP personnel for Civil Disturbance Management (CDM) operation.
The 410 augmentation troops coming from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Tarlac Police Provincial Offices will be on stand-by and ready on call starting July 22, 2018.
Aside from the augmentation troops to be sent out, two (2) platoons and one (1) Quick Reaction Team were also organized on stand-by ready to deploy on orders as the need arises.
Additionally, intensified anti-criminality and focused police operations are being undertaken by all police units within the region to prevent any eventualities during said occasion.
According to PRO3 Regional Director PCSUPT AMADOR V CORPUS, PRO3 has been sending augmentation troops during SONA and other national events as part of the over-all security preparations of the PNP to guarantee that no eventualities may happen during said activities.
“Our personnel are reminded to observe "maximum tolerance" and to ensure they respect the human rights of protesters as they are again expected to hold rallies when the President delivers his 3rd SONA. I have also ordered for the intensified conduct of checkpoint operations particularly along major thoroughfares to ensure the maintenance of peace and order during said event,” PCSUPT CORPUS added.