TF Davao, DCPO gear up for Pasko Fiesta

Davao City Police Office (DCPO) spokesperson Police Captain Rose Aguilar provides details during this week’s AFP-PNP Press Corps media forum at The Royal Mandaya Hotel the security plan of the authorities for the upcoming “Pasko Fiesta.” Also in photo is Police Regional Office 11 (PRO 11) spokesperson Police Major Jason Baria. Lean Daval Jr

After assessing a generally peaceful observance of ‘Undas’, security offices of Davao City are now gearing up for the month-long Pasko Fiesta celebration which will formally open on November 22.

In Wednesday’s AFP-PNP Press Corps media briefing held at the Royal Mandaya Hotel,  both the Task Force (TF) Davao and the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) disclosed that their office will issue maximum deployment for the annual Christmas activity organized by the City Government of Davao.

After assessing a generally peaceful observance of ‘Undas’, security offices of Davao City are now gearing up for the month-long Pasko Fiesta celebration which will formally open on November 22.

In Wednesday’s AFP-PNP Press Corps media briefing held at the Royal Mandaya Hotel,  both the Task Force (TF) Davao and the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) disclosed that their office will issue maximum deployment for the annual Christmas activity organized by the City Government of Davao.

TF Davao commander Colonel Consolito Yecla said the deploy the entire personnel of the office to secure the safety in each activity.

“We experienced lot of challenges in implementing maximum security in this event,” Yecla said adding that they have coordinated with the Public Security and Safety Command Center (PSSCC) for the security plan.
“May matrix for the security and that includes to cover lahat ng activities,” he said.

Security policies, said Yecla, will be strongly implemented for the whole duration of Pasko Fiesta.

DCPO spokesperson Police Captain Rose Aguilar, on the other hand, said the office is still waiting for the final security plan but it will definitely impose maximum security for the event.

“Most probably tanan mga police stations na naay events will be provided with maximum security deployment na ilahang kinahanglan,” she said.Newly-installed city director Kirby John Kraft, according to Aguilar, will come with an  innovation in the deployment.

“Mag buhat mi ug station size, mag come up ug isa ka grupo na mao ang mu-focus ug cover sa pasko fiesta,” she said.

Aguilar said the office will also augment personnel in stations that have several activities.

“Kukuha ng personnel sa malalayo na stations para i-dagdag sa mga stations na may mas maraming events during Pasko Fiesta,” she said.

The DCPO spokesperson said they will have additional 100 personnel from the Regional Mobile Force Battalions (RMFB) of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 11.

Pasko Fiesta is Davao City’s annual Christmas festival which features an array of activities including entertainment, exhibits, sports and cultural competitions.