MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL (PIA)–To strengthen capabilities in emergency response, the Misamis Occidental Police Provincial Office held here a simulation exercise for bomb threat and unattended luggage response at Labo Airport, Gango, Ozamiz City
The law enforcement and response unit team assured its continued readiness and vigilance to respond to any threat of terrorism and prevent occurrence of crimes in coordination with the Provincial Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Canine Group (k9), PNP Aviation Security Group, Ozamiz City Police Station, 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC), 10th Infantry Battalion Philippine Army, Ozamiz City Maritime Pulis, Ozamiz City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).
Provincial Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Canine (K9) Unit Police Major Jular M. Cortes said, “We assure you that our police here in Misamis Occidental is ready at all times and we can assure your safety and security in the province.’’
Meanwhile, Airport Station Chief PMaj Luceno N. Labares Jr. said this activity is one of the mandates of the PNP in coordination with its inter-agency partners.
“Kini nga simulation exercise is part sa among activities nga ginabuhat namo para ma-enhance gyud ang capabilities kung naa’y mu-arise nga mga insidente (This simulation exercise is part of the activities that we are doing to really enhance our capabilities when incidents arise),” he said.
He added that they use their capabilities with the personnel on how to respond if ever an incident occurs. “Kini nga exercise dako kayo ug importansya labi na gyud sa airport nga vulnerable kaayo mi sa mga ing-ani nga scenario ug nakita man ninyo kung unsa muresponde ang mga kapulisan ilabina gyud atong mga personnel sa airport labi na sa mga ing-ani nga panghitabo,” Labares emphasized.
(This exercise is very important especially at the airport where we are vulnerable to these scenarios and it also shows how the police and airport personnel respond to this kind of problem)
The purpose of the activity is to showcase the operational readiness of the men and women in the province and other law enforcement and response unit of Misamis Occidental in responding expeditiously to contingencies in accordance with the law. (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)
The Misamis Occidental Police Provincial Office conducts the simulation exercise in response to bomb threat and unattended luggage at Labo Airport, Gango, Ozamiz City. (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)