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Over 2,000 cops to be deployed for Bacolod ASEAN meet

BACOLOD — The Philippine National Police (PNP) will deploy about 2,100 policemen to secure the delegates of the 15th Meeting of the ASEAN Senior Officials Responsible for Information (SOMRI) at the SMX Convention Center here on March 22 to 23.
Expected to attended are some 80 delegates, including senior representatives from the ministries in charge of information in the ten ASEAN Member States, and officers from the ASEAN Secretariat.
The SOMRI meeting will be chaired by Undersecretary Noel George Puyat of the Presidential Communications Operations Office.
As of Friday, the Police Regional Office-18 in Negros Island Region said the security personnel will come from its units, including the Bacolod City Police Office, Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, and Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office as well as from the PNP national headquarters.
Chief Superintendent Renato Gumban, acting director of PRO-18, who heads Task Group Bacolod, is spearheading the security preparations.
Earlier this month, the PRO-18 Intelligence Division conducted a Seminar on Bomb Awareness for security personnel of the city government and private establishments.
The participants include staff of the Public Order and Safety Office, and utility personnel of the City Hall and representatives from hotels, who will accommodate the ASEAN delegates.
A total of 85 students and city employees who will serve as support staff for this city's hosting of the ASEAN meeting were also trained in a four-day Skills Enhancement Training Program.
They include 60 ushers and usherettes who are Tourism and Hotel Management students of La Consolacion College-Bacolod, and 25 liaison officers who are city government employees.
Delegates of the 15th SOMRI Meeting will discuss strategies to intensify promotion of awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the ASEAN Community; and policy recommendations and work programs to strengthen the information and media sectors of the ASEAN Member States. (PNA)
Iyaz Kamias
Maja Limuyak
Valeen Kinitan

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Last Modified: 2017-Sep-19 23.31.24 UTC+0800