CAMP GEN EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City (DWDD) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines has put forward ample and best forces to work with the Philippine National Police and other agencies in securing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Meetings 2017 hosted by the Philippines and to be attended by various ASEAN Heads of Government or States, has well as Heads of Government or States from different ASEAN Dialogue Partners.
This year’s theme is “Partnering for Change Engaging the World” which reflects the host country’s support in promoting unity with and among ASEAN member states and its global partners.
In line with this, the Joint Task Force National Capital Region (JTF NCR) Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) headed by Brigadier General Jesus A. Manangquil Jr will act as the lead security unit of the AFP in working closely with concern agencies to ensure the safety of the participants and the peaceful conduct of the 31st ASEAN Leader’s Summit and Related Meetings.
JTF NCR has devised Oplan ALS wherein five (5) Joint Task Groups will be deployed to perform security and emergency response operations in support to other government agencies during the conduct of the said summit from 10 to 14 November 2017.
JTF NCR will also provide augmentation forces to the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), and Presidential Security Group (PSG).
More so, JTF NCR will provide Emergency Response Units such as Search, Rescue and Retrieval Units (SRR) and Ambu-Medic Units to provide rescue and health support to delegates and all deployed forces.
In case of any natural and human-made induced disast during the summit, specialized land, air and sea forces are all set to support all tasked units and delegates of the 31st ASEAN Summit.
The ASEAN as a platform for holistic dialogue among Southeast Asian nations, outward looking, living in peace, stability and prosperity, bonded together in partnership in dynamic development and in a community of caring societies; it aims to accelerate economic growth.
It also advocates social progress and cultural development in the region through joint endeavors in the spirit of equality and partnership in order to strengthen the foundation for a prosperous and peaceful community of Southeast Asian Nations and many others.
The JTF NCR as the Metro Sentinel of the National Seat of Government has long been planning and preparing for contingency measures to address any worse case threat scenario and BGen Manangquil Jr assures the public of ably providing the security coverage for the venues as well as the safety of the people and all our visitors.JTF NCR/AES/MCAG