Local security forces to be tested in another meet

The local security force will be tested anew in the coming Association of Southeast Asian Nations meeting held in the province this month.

The drill will be the same this month with local forces tasked to secure the fourth ASEAN meeting in Panglao.

With ample experience and track record to repel any potential terror threat, the local forces have proven they have what it takes to conduct excellent security coverage.

The proof is in the pudding as no untoward incidents happened during the conduct of the three previous ASEAN meetings here.

Meanwhile, the forces were given commendation not for keeping the peace and making sure no untoward incident happened during the meeting, but also for being independent and relying on local resources alone.

Gov. Edgar Chatto commended the efforts of the security forces, which enhanced the capabilities of the province in hosting international conferences.

The two previous ASEAN meetings featured security forces coming from the region through augmentation forces.

The recent meeting in October featured local security forces from different units scattered all throughout the province but united to secure the delegates.

The security forces detailed here were led by PNP provincial director Sr. Supt. Felipe Natividad and 41st Infantry Division commanding general Gen. Arnulfo Matangguihan.

The two formed Task Force Bohol, the team which will secure the delegates that will be visiting Bohol.

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