Monday, February 11, 2013

PNP, AFP and Security Agencies convene for Election 2013 preparation

Photo by: SPPO

By: Bennie A. Recebido

SORSOGON CITY, Feb 8 (PIA) – To ensure an orderly and peaceful election comes May 2013, the Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Security Agencies here met in a coordinating conference held at Sorsogon City Function Hall, Brgy Cabid-an, this city on February 6, 2013.

Presided by the newly installed PNP Sorsogon OIC Provincial Director PSSupt Ramon Ranara, the security coordinating conference highlighted the salient provisions of Comelec Resolution 9615-A or the Rules and Regulations on the Ban on Bearing, Carrying or Transporting of Firearms or other deadly weapons; and the availment or engagement of Security personnel or bodyguards during the election period.

PCInsp Nonito F. Marquez, Public Information Officer, Police Community Relations of Sorsogon PPO said the activity aims to have security coordination between PNP, AFP and concerned Security Agencies and to maximize the utilization of security guards as force multipliers. “This is in preparation for a massive implementation of the gun ban and other prohibitions during the election period,” he added.

Sorsogon Provincial Police Office (PPO) Chief of the Operations and Plans PSupt Arturo P. Brual was tasked to present the salient provisions of COMELEC Resolution Number 9561-A and discuss the authorized uniform of PNP Personnel and Protection Agents during election period. He likewise discussed the guidelines for deputation and training of security personnel.

Present during the conference were Deputy Provincial Director for Operations PSupt Aarne V. Oliquiano, the Chief of Police of different stations across the province, contingents of the 31st Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army headed by Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Teody Toribio and the Security Officers of the different Security Agencies in the province of Sorsogon.

The security coordination conference was spearheaded by the Sorsogon Police Provincial Office. (BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)

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