A 40,000-strong multi-agency contingent was mobilized today as government completes final preparations for the 30th ASEAN Summit 2017 in Manila on April 26-29 among heads of 10 ASEAN-member nations, dialogue partners, observer states and their respective delegations.
DILG Officer-in-Charge, Usec Catalino Cuy, who is Chairperson of the ASEAN 2017 Committee on Security , Peace and Order, Emergency Preparedness and Response (CSPOEPR) said a total of 40,877 personnel from 21 agencies comprise the CSPOEPR including AFP, PSG, NBI, BI, NICA, PCTC, MIAA, CAAP, PCG, BFP, BJMP, DPWH, MMDA, NDRRMC, LTO, DOTr, DOT and others.
According to PNP Chief, Director General Ronald M Dela Rosa, the PNP provides the muscle for the security and peace and order component thru the ASEAN Security Task Force under Police Director Napoleon Taas that is fielding 27,425 PNP personnel distributed among different Task Groups deployed for close-in VIP security for delegates, area and route security, airport security, bay & river seaborne patrol, EOD/K9, Light Reaction/SWAT, CDM operations, Traffic Management, Intelligence and Investigation, Emergency Medical Response, and Command and Control.
Ambassador Marciano A. Paynor Jr, Director-General for Operations of ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council (NOC) led the official activation and send-off ceremony for the 40,000-strong ASEAN 2017 CSPOEPR this morning at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.
PNP Chief Dela Rosa, who is also a member of the ASEAN 2017-NOC said the PNP has already fine-tuned almost every aspect and detail of this elaborate security operation thru the ASEAN Security Task Force in coordination with the ASEAN-NOC and participating agencies. (PNP-PIO)