Over 17,000 police all geared up for the 30th SEA Games

Marje Pelayo

MANILA, Philippines – Over 17,000 security forces are all set to man the upcoming 30th South East Asian Games (SEA Games) happening in the country starting November 30.

SEA Games Task Group Commander P/BGen. Lyndon Lawas said all security measures are already in place in civilian facilities, game venues, and thoroughfares.

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has also met with the Department of Education (DepEd) to discuss matters regarding the suspension of classes in Metro Manila in relation to the regional games.

Truckers were also asked to defer or schedule their trips so as not to delay the movement of delegates.

Philippine National Police (PNP) Officer-in-Charge P/Lt.Gen. Archie Gamboa, meanwhile, assured that the PNP is willing to launch its defense equipment and assets should there be threats of terror activities, although the official clarified that they have not monitored anything as such so far.

SEA Games Functional Area Director-General Gregorio Catapang, likewise, reminded the public to bring or use only transparent bags when inside the game venues.

The PNP hopes and expects to achieve a zero crime rate on the course of the country’s hosting of the regional athletic event. – MNP (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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