PNP: 6,000 cops deployed for World Economic Forum

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 17 2014 03:38 PM | Updated as of May 17 2014 11:38 PM

MANILA - The Philippine National Police (PNP) is prepared to secure international gatherings scheduled this week.

The PNP said a 6,000-strong police contingent will be deployed to provide security to foreign delegates attending the 23rd World Economic Forum on East Asia 2014 in Makati from May 21 to 23, the Young Leaders' Meeting on May 19 to 20, and the 10th ASEAN Finance Ministers Investors' Seminar on May 21 in two hotels in Makati City.

PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima has designated Police Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina to head the PNP Task Force WEF, which enters its operational phase from May 17 to 23.

"We are putting our best foot forward in this international event as the country welcomes the prospect of sharing the strides we have made in restoring integrity in our institutions and building a society that is dynamic, inclusive, and equitably progressive," Espina said.

All PNP units not directly involved in the WEF 2014 security have been instructed to maintain vigilance, and undertake proactive as well as precautionary measures against possible hostile actions of domestic threat groups and criminal elements that may take advantage of the situation. -- Report from ANC