From the Philippine News Agency (Jan 10): EastMinCom's Task Force Haribon alerts all units for ASEAN Summit
The Eastern Mindanao Command's (EastMinCom) Joint Task Force Haribon has alerted all its units to get ready to support the Philippine National Police (PNP) in securing the launching of the 50th Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit on Sunday in Davao City.
JTF Haribon commander Brig. Gen. Gilbert I. Gapay bared that the support plan of their group covers different scenarios particularly on Disaster Response, Terrorism and Internal Security Operation.
"Our plan is in support to the PNP Plan and we consider different possible scenarios and we are closely coordinating with different concern agencies particularly the PNP," Gapay said.
He also said that their sea, air and land assets will be on standby alert for the ASEAN activities security requirement.
About 600 personnel from air force, navy and army will be committed to over 1,400 personnel already deployed to support the security of different activities relative to the launching.
As part of the preparations, table top exercises were initiated by the JTF Haribon to ensure that all areas will be covered.
Last January 6, a Joint Exercise was held along Davao Gulf to fine tune naval security measures and enhance inter-operability among committed units.
Also, JTF Haribon conducted a Security Forum at Babak, Island Garden City of Samal on Monday to strengthen cooperation among stakeholders in securing the island as one of the potential area to be visited by delegates of the ASEAN.