DAVAO CITY, April 30 (PIA) Emergency Response Center Central 911 will deploy its ambulance and personnel at the venues of the Palarong Pambansa 2015 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte to look into the health of the athletes and to immediately respond to contingencies.
Cynthia Perez, spokesperson of the Central 911 said two small and one bus-type vehicles will be assigned in the playing venues while 12 medical personnel will tag along from May 1 up to the culmination of the Palaro on May 9.
“We will look into the welfare of the players, particularly their health needs,” she said.
On the other hand, Senior Superintendent Camilo Cascolan, chief of staff of the Police Regional Office 11 said the security sector composed of the police, military and the local government units in the area is already in placed with the arrival of the delegations from various parts of the country.
He said three hundred soldiers from the 10th Infantry Divisiion will be directly involved to secure the playing venues and billeting areas.
“They will be responsible for the inner security and the border security checkpoints,” Cascolan said.
He said checkpoints will be set up on a regular basis composed of military and police personnel whose concern is not only the borders of Tagum City, but also outside of the city, in Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte and as far as Davao del Sur.
“These checkpoints will be set up by the municipal police stations in coordination with the Philippine Army,” Cascolan.
He said days-off for policemen are cancelled for the meantime.
Cascolan said security will be provided to athletes who would visit the tourist destinations in the region.
“These people will be escorted at the same time infokits about the contact numbers of municipal police stations and Army patrol basis will be given to them, so that authorities can easily coordinate and secure properly all those who would be going out of the area, especially those visiting tourist spots,” he said.
Earlier, Lt. General Aurelio Baladad, commander of the Eastern Mindanao Command said a military task force has been organized to support the security needs of the Palarong Pambansa 2015.
He clarified that the police will take the lead role in the implementation of security while the Army lends support.
Baladad assured that the military will provide the assistance of bomb experts as the need arises. (PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)