Sunday, June 12, 2022

EastMinCom drums up security preparation for VP-elect Sara Duterte’s inauguration

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City – The Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom), under the leadership of LtGen. Greg T. Almerol has set up a Coordination Meeting with government security forces on June 11 in preparation for its security operations during the Inauguration of VP-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio on June 19 in Davao City.

Present during the meeting was MGen. Nolasco A. Mempin, the Commander of the 10th Infantry Division (ID); BGen. Potenciano C. Camba, the Commander of Joint Task Force (JTF) Haribon; BGen. Consolito P. Yecla, Commander of 1003rd Infantry Brigade; Operations Officers of different AFP combat and support units; and representatives of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) and Philippine National Police (PNP).

During the coordination meeting, the JTF Haribon presented a Security Plan for the upcoming event, which included the Concepts and Recommendations to improve and further enhance its security preparations and eventual security operations.

LtGen. Almerol has designated the JTF Haribon, the anti-terrorism Task Force of EastMinCom, as contingent in the security operations, wherein BGen. Camba will serve as the overall Ground Commander.

“Our initial plan is to augment additional specialized and technical resources to the JTF Haribon coming from the 10ID, Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM), Tactical Operations Wing Eastern Mindanao (TOW-EM), and Headquarters EastMinCom,” he said.

“We will deploy our troops and all available resources to boost the security within the city and its borders, as well as conduct maritime and air patrols. We will also utilize our medical group to provide medical support in case of any emergency,” he added.

Meanwhile, LtGen. Almerol expressed that while the Command’s security planning and preparations are underway with other law enforcement agencies, EastMinCom will ensure that the historical event will be successful.

“EastMinCom will continuously conduct liaising, coordination and cooperation with other concerned security forces to ensure that the inauguration of VP-elect Sara Duterte will be successful,” he emphasized.###

Source: Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP

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