LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Nov. 10 (PIA) -- The Police Regional Office–Cordillera has sent off 309-strong personnel to augment the security forces of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila next week that will be attended by more than 20 world leaders and heads of states.
PRO-Cor Regional Director PCSupt. Elmo Francis Sarona led the send-off ceremony for the Cordillera contingent as he reminded the police force to stay disciplined and follow orders from their commanding officers.
He added that they should always practice maximum tolerance as they might be deployed in areas where rallies and other untoward incident might occur.
Sarona also advised them to wear their sweetest smiles even if people would shout at them. However, if they will harm them, it is their duty to protect themselves as he does not like anybody from the group to be harmed.
The 309-strong police contingent is composed of mostly members of the Regional Public Safety Battalion led by RPSB Deputy Battalion Commander PSupt. Greg Ammiyao. They will be deployed until November 16.
Meanwhile, the PRO-Cor is on heightened alert with the expected influx of visitors from the National Capital Region and the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga, where Malacanang declared November 13 to 15 as special non-working days due to the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings. (JDP/RMC PIA-CAR)