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PNP Ready for APEC Meetings in Bagac, Bataan

The PNP, through the Security Task Force (STF) APEC, aims a “zero untoward Incidence” in the conduct of APEC Meetings in Bagac, Bataan. As early as June 5, 2015, 50% of PNP personnel will be deployed in all areas of engagement to ensure the security and safety of all delegates.

Likewise, the PNP, in collaboration with the AFP, continues to undertake security mapping and countermeasures in the area. So far, there has been no security alert monitored for the activities.

Relatively, an Inter-Agency Contingency Planning of the Site Task Group (STG) “Bagac” was conducted last May 28-29, 2015 at the Crown Royal Hotel, Balanga City, Bataan, taking into account all the experiences learned from the previous APEC meetings. The National Joint Task Force (NJTF) APEC has also laid down all activities prior to the meeting which includes a route familiarization and convoy run, walkthrough in all billeting hotels, meeting venues and other engagement, and simulation exercises at the airports, billeting hotels, meeting venues and other engagement areas, among others.

The PNP assures the public that it’s anti-criminality campaign and other normal public safety operations in the areas of APEC meetings will not be compromised.

While the PNP respects the freedom of speech of every Filipino citizen, the PNP will nonetheless implement maximum tolerance during mass protests. Pursuant to Batas Pambansa Bilang 880 or “The Public Assembly Act of 1985”, the PNP reiterates the implementation of the “No Permit, No Rally” policy in public places except in freedom parks duly established by law or in private property, with the owner’s consent, or in the campus of a government-owned and operated educational institution.

Likewise, the PNP leadership further reminds police personnel to always observe the Revised PNP Operational Procedures (POP) 2013 and place the highest respect to human rights in conducting CDM operations during possible mass protests during the meetings.

The PNP appealed to the public and other cause-oriented sectors to support the security preparations of the government since the hosting of the APEC 2015 is beneficial for our country.

Furthermore, the PNP encourages them to provide relevant and timely information and other unscrupulous activities which may disrupt the peaceful convening of the APEC Meetings through social media (Twitter - @PNP hotline/@pnppio or Facebook Page – Philippine National Police) or through the following: Dial 117 or text 2920; and Isumbong Mo Kay TSIP 09178475757.

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