NCRPO chief: No threats to Sona 2018
National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar said on Sunday that they have not received any threats related for the third State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Eleazar, however, said that police personnel would not be lax even though the agency has not received any reports on possible untoward incidents that might happen as Duterte delivers his report to the public.
He added that the agency had conducted some exercises in just a commotion sparked within the vicinity of Batasang Pambasa Complex.
“Sa ngayon wala tayong ganung impormasyon, pero hindi tayo makukumpyansa at tuloy tuloy ang ating pakikipag-ugnayan sa local concerned agencies pati sa MMDA at intelligence community kung mayroong ganito,” Eleazar said during a news forum.
(For now, we don’t have that kind of information, but we will not be lax and we will be continuously be coordinating with local concerned agencies, the MMDA, and the intelligence community if something comes up.)
“Pero sinasabi nga natin (But like we said), we are prepared, we have contingencies plans. In fact, we have simulation exercises at some extent doon sa mga possible scenarios na mangyayare at kasama ang MMDA (and to some extent, possible scenarios that may happen and with the MMDA),” he added.
The NCRPO remained hopeful that this year’s Sona would be as peaceful as the previous Sonas of Duterte.
“Sana walang mangyareng ganoon pero handa kami (Hopefully nothing like that would happen, but we are ready nonetheless),” Eleazar said. /je
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