NSFA, Camp Panacan (DWDD) – Joint Task Force Haribon of the Eastern Mindanao Command have alerted all its component units ready to support the Philippine National Police in securing the launching of ASEAN Summit 2017 on January 15, 2017 in Davao City.
Initially, about 600 personnel from airforce, navy and army will be committed to the more or less 1000 personnel already deployed to support the security of different activities relative to the launching.
Brigadier General Gilbert I. Gapay, Commander JTF Haribon bared that the support plan of the JTF Haribon covers different scenarios particularly on Disaster Response, Terrorism and Internal Security Opetation.
“Our plan is in support to the PNP Plan and we consider different possible scenarios and we are closely coordinating with different concern agencies particularly the PNP” BGen Gapay said.
BGen Gapay further bared that sea, air and land capabilities and assets will be on standby alert for the ASEAN activities security requirement.
As part of the preparation, table top exercise were initiated by the JTF Haribon to ensure that all areas will be covered.
Last January 6, 2017 a Joint Exercise was held along Davao Gulf to fine tune naval security measures and enhance inter operability among committed units.
Further JTF Haribon conducted a Security Forum at Babak, Island Garden City of Samal in the morning of January 9, 2017 to strengthen cooperation among stakeholders in securing the island as one of the potential area to be visited by delegates of the ASEAN.
The activity was attended by Resort owners, security providers, Coast Guard, PNP and the IGACOS LGU. AFP EASTMINCOM / MCAG