THE Task Force Davao (TFD) will soon enjoy the new and modern military equipment which will help to effectively ensure the security of the city against potential threats of lawless groups and shun incidents like the September 2 Roxas bombing.
The Davao City government earlier pledged to support the Armed Forces of the Philippines by giving assistance to TFD in the procurement of modern security gears to deter criminals and terrorist groups in their illegal and lawless activities.
“Yong mga proponents natin (Our proponents) for this modern security equipment are conducting their demonstration,” TFD Commander Erwin Bernard Neri said.
He said last December 19, they have a product demonstration coming from a foreign company.
Neri said he is optimistic the equipment will be bought next year.
The Public Safety and Security Command Center already assured TFD that they will upgrade the security equipment of Davao City and that there are sufficient funds to be allocated for its acquisition.
“We expect that by next year, the Davao City Local Government will be procuring modern equipment,” Neri said.
TFD requested for metal detectors, signal jammers for improvised explosive device, X-ray machines and walk-through scanners that will boost their competence in security measures.
“The first checkpoint that we will be upgraded is the Lasang area and then the other checkpoints will follow,” Neri said.
There will also be a permanent border control structures that will be built wherein all the vehicles that will pass through and entering the city will undergo checkpoints.
“Meron ng mga (There are) modern security equipment para (so) it will lessen the inconvenience of the public,” he said.