From the Philippine News Agency (Jan 13): Joint Task Force Haribon given formal send-off prior ASEAN 2017 deployment
Around 2,000 officers and enlisted personnel of Joint Task Force Haribon were given a formal send-off at Naval Station Felix Apolinario, Panacan before joining Philippine National Police (PNP) units in securing the Jan. 15 launching of the ASEAN Summit 2017 in Davao City.
Task Force Haribon is the premier anti-terrorism unit of the Eastern Mindanao Command.
"The forces will support the PNP in securing the launching and other related activities of ASEAN ‘17 in Davao City," said EMC spokesperson Major Ezra Balagtey.
Task Force Haribon consists of troops and equipment coming from Air Force, Navy and Army.
It also includes explosive ordnance disposal teams, K-9 units, medical teams and quick reaction forces.
Other AFP assets deployed were armored vehicles, helicopters, ambulances and military trucks necessary in case of emergency.