As agreed during the alignment meeting with the Ministry of Interior and Local Government (MILG), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the 5th Intergovernmental Relations Body meeting, the ceremonial turnover of Cotabato City to the BARMM will be held on 15 December 2020.
In relation to this, the Cotabato City Police Office of Police Regional Office of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (PRO BAR) intensifies its preventive patrol operations, and tightened the security measures to ensure the safety and security of Cotabato City during the said turnover.
More checkpoints will be conducted jointly with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to block any attempts to disrupt peace and order within the city by the lawless elements. Mobile Police Patrols and Beat Patrollers together with the k9 handlers, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team and Civic Disturbance Management Team will also be posted in the identified key security areas and vital installations. PBGEN Samuel P Rodriguez, Regional Director, PRO BAR made sure that everything is set and ready for the turn over.
Comprehensive efforts have been made to counter any possible act of terrorism during the said event. PRO BAR is assuring the public that the Bangsamoro Police will be working round the clock to assure the public of their safety. For any eventualities you may contact Cotabato City Police Office Hotlines. - Landline (064) 421-5827 - CP# 0927-6652-152.