Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Successful security operations lead to zero violent incident in Davao Alveo Ironman 70.3

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City - Joint Task Force (JTF) Haribon, the counter-terrorism unit of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom), reported no untoward incident that transpired during the international triathlon race dubbed Alveo Ironman 70.3 as security forces carried out successful security operations in Davao City on March 26.

BGen. Consolito P. Yecla, the Commander of JTF Haribon, said they have augmented personnel and assets from land, air, and sea components to beef up the around 6,000 security forces deployed during the event, led by the Public Safety and Security Command Center of Davao City under Retired P/LtCol. Angel Sumagaysay.

Involved units are from Task Force (TF) Davao, TF Samal, Tactical Operations Wing Eastern Mindanao, Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao, Intelligence units, K9 units, Explosive Ordnance Teams, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Philippine National Police (PNP) and Reserve components.

Troops of 10th Infantry Division likewise provided security along the Davao-Tagum highway covered by the path of the race and other alternate routes of vehicles.

The JTF's operations comprised 62 patrols, 43 area security, nine fixed checkpoints, 12 random checkpoints, and 19 paneling conducted before and during the international event.

Meanwhile, EastMinCom Commander LtGen. Greg T. Almerol lauded the troops of JTF Haribon under the command of BGen. Yecla and other security units for their hard work and dedication to ensure a peaceful and orderly culmination of the prestigious Davao Alveo Ironman 70.3.

“We attribute this success to our personnel on the ground for their proactive efforts to stay on high alert against possible threats and also to the public for their vigilance and cooperation in applying the Culture of Security, whether during big events or on normal days,” he said.#

Source: Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP

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