Police Regional Office 10 spokesperson Superintendent Surki Sereñas revealed today that the full complement of PNP Northern Mindanao is already laid out all over the region as the security preparations for the holy week reached full swing.
Police Regional Director Police Chief Superintendent Lyndel Desquitado, Sereñas said, has ordered the deployment of more policemen in terminals, airports, seaports, highways, malls, resorts, churches and other holiday convergence areas to beef up police presence and ensure the tranquil observance of lent. "Although the command has not monitored serious threat, the police regional command still continue to undertake preemptive measures against terrorist attack and other criminalities" Sereñas said. "The assumption is always on denying these unscrupulous individuals the opportunity to disrupt the peace and order of our region" he added. "The PNP continue to implement checkpoints, conduct law enforcement functions, encourage the participation of force multipliers and volunteers and intensify the use of BINs to augment the local police in their respective areas of responsibilities. In fact, PRO10 employs over 1,800 PNP personnel and force multipliers region-wide in its daily conduct of checkpoint" the regional spokesperson said.