Region 3 police to be deployed in Batasan for Duterte’s SONA
Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) will deploy some 410 personnel to assist in maintaining peace and order at the vicinity of the House of Representatives in Quezon City during President Rodrigo Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 23.
The augmentation troops coming from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Tarlac Police Provincial Offices will be on standby and ready on call starting July 22, Central Luzon Regional Director Chief Supt. Amador Corpus said.
Aside from the augmentation forces, he said two platoons and one Quick Reaction Team were also organized on standby.
He said they would be deployed on orders as the need arises.
“Our personnel are reminded to observe ‘maximum tolerance’ and to ensure they respect the human rights of protesters as they are again expected to hold rallies when the President delivers his 3rd SONA,” Corpus said.
“I have also ordered for the intensified conduct of checkpoint operations particularly along major thoroughfares to ensure the maintenance of peace and order during said event,” he added.
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