LtGen. Greg T. Almerol, the Commander of Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom), has reported the successful implementation of security operations during the inauguration of Vice-President (VP) Sara Z. Duterte at the San Pedro Square, Davao City, on June 19.
LtGen. Almerol said this after the historic event culminated with peaceful, orderly, zero-violent and atrocities reported.
It can be recalled that the Joint Task Force (JTF) Haribon, EastMinCom’s anti-terrorism unit, led by BGen. Potenciano C. Camba has implemented a series of coordination meetings and joint security operations with various security units before and during the inauguration day to ensure the safety and security of the Vice-President, national and foreign dignitaries, and the people of Davao from possible threats.
EastMinCom has also deployed its security contingent on June 17, together with the more than 3,700 security personnel of other units during the Security and Safety Cluster’s Send-Off Ceremony held at the Davao City Police Office Parade Ground.
The said contingent was composed of the personnel and assets from the 10th Infantry Division, Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao, Tactical Operations Wing Eastern Mindanao, Joint Task Force Haribon and Headquarters EastMinCom.
In a message, Angel B. Sumagaysay, Head of the Davao City Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC), expressed his appreciation to all members of the security sector, including EastMinCom, for contributing to the success of the ceremony.
“On behalf of the Security and Safety Clusters, I would like to extend my gratitude…to all who supported us to ensure that the Oath-taking Ceremony of Vice-President Sara Duterte will be conducted orderly and peacefully,” he said.
Meanwhile, LtGen. Almerol attributed the successful security operations through the synergy of civilians and government security forces.
“The vigilance of Davaoeños, combined with the broad presence of security forces in Davao, is enough guarantee that anyone who has ill intentions during the inauguration will not prevail. It shows that with this convergence through “Culture of Security,” EastMinCom and all security forces in Davao are capable of securing national and international events,” he said.
The EastMinCom Commander also congratulated Vice-President Sara Duterte on her inauguration as the second head of state and expressed his commitment of ensuring the security in Eastern Mindanao during the new administration. — PA