Saturday, January 17, 2015


CAMP OLIVAS, CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA- With less than a week before the holding of the 1st Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) and Related Meetings (SOM1) relative to the APEC SUMMIT 2015, Police Regional Office 3 is already geared up to ensure the security and safety of all the participants at Clarkfield, Pampanga.
SOM is the main policy-making body within APEC and at least 1,700 delegates composed of 1,600 foreign delegates and 100 local delegates are expected to attend.  
           PRO3 Officer-in-Charge, PCSUPT RONALD V SANTOS said that, “We have organized a Regional Task Group to ensure effective and efficient delivery of security coverage during the 2015 APEC Summit- SOM1. Series of coordinating conferences with other law enforcement agencies have also been conducted to guarantee the safety and security of all the delegates participating in the SOM1.We will also deploy a total of 3,740 PNP personnel within the summit venues and areas where the delegates will be billeted”
Meanwhile, to maximize deployment, police personnel assigned to do desk work  will be sent out to the different venues to increase the number of those tasked to ensure safety and security during said meetings.
Relatedly, PRO3 has been conducting related trainings such as Close Protection Orientation, Hostage Negotiation Course, Proper Etiquette and Protocol, Radio Operation and Procedures Course, Pistol Proficiency Training, Civil Disturbance Management (CDM) Training, EOD Refresher Course to ensure the readiness of PRO3 personnel during the APEC SOM1.
A Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) to test the security preparation, operational readiness and resources of PRO3 is set to be conducted today, January 17 at Clarkfield, Pampanga while the accounting and deployment of personnel for the APEC Summit-SOM1 will be held on January 20,2015, Tuesday at Salakot, Angeles City.  
PCSUPT SANTOS also encourages the public to provide relevant and timely information and other unscrupulous activities to the police through social media (Twitter – @rpio_pro3, Facebook Page – PioRegionthree) or through PRO3 hotline 0998-9980003

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