Friday, September 30, 2016

Eastmincom to form anti-terror group

THE Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) is looking for the possibility of implementing a joint task force for anti-terrorism next month.

Eastmincom public information officer Major Ezra Balagtey, in an interview, said the “joint task force” will serve under Eastmincom and will comprise of the armed forces, the army, and the navy.

Balagtey said they already have the structure of what a joint task force should be, adding they have been intensifying their operations against terrorism to ensure the safety of the people in their areas of responsibility.

The joint task force anti-terrorism, will be established to have a fusion of information that will help them come up with a complete situation awareness relating to anti-terrorism, which will include other government agencies.

The military and the police, in coordination with other law enforcement units and government agencies, are already studying the functions of the task force anti-terrorism, Balagtey said.

"We are in the process of activating the task force anti-terrorism with the Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) para mas maganda yung ating monitoring dito sa ating periphery," Balagtey said.

PSSCC head retired General Benito de Leon earlier said the security forces have been doing a security restructuring to ensure that a bombing incident will not happen again in the city. (ICT)

Source: Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 30, 2016.

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