Less than a week before the 30th Southeast Asian Games 2019, the Philippine National Police (PNP) together with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and other member agencies, making a whole of Task Group “National Capital Region,” formally sent off troops for safety, security and emergency coverage at the NCRPO Grandstand in Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City on Thursday morning, November 21.
Taking the lead on the Send – off Ceremony for the 30th SEA Games, the anticipated biennial regional multi-sport event which will be hosted by the Philippines from November 30, 2019 to December 11, 2019, was the Philippine National Police Officer – In – Charge, PLTGEN ARCHIE FRANCISCO GAMBOA along with the NCRPO Acting Regional Director, PBGEN DEBOLD M SINAS.
PCOL DANILO P MACERIN, NCRPO Acting Chief, Regional Staff and Commander Task Group, Reactionary Stand by Support Force, presented the amassed forces and resources.
Thereafter the presentation, PBGEN REY LYNDON T LAWAS, Director, PNP Training Service/ Commander, Security Task Force 30th Southeast Asian Games 2019 received and accepted the 17, 734 forces and resources of Task Group “Metro Manila” coming from the PNP, AFP, BFP, PCG, OCD, other government instrumentalities and other local government units, ready for deployment for security and safety coverage for the 30th edition of the Southeast Asian Games.
The Functional Area Director for Games, Security and Safety Manila Cluster of the Philippines SEA GAMES Organizing Committee, RETIRED GENERAL GREGORIO PIO C CATAPANG, JR. graced the occasion as he imparted his advisements for the troops through his inspirational message.
“Do Good: galingan niyo ang trabaho ninyo; Look Good: make sure you look good because you represent not only the PNP but the whole country; Talk good: we all have to talk good about the SEA Games, ito ay ating piyesta na idadaaos natin kasama ang iba’t-ibang mga atleta,” RET GEN CATAPANG advised to the amassed forces.
For his part the PNP Officer – In – Charge, PLTGEN ARCHIE FRANCISCO GAMBOA, said he expects participating police officers to perform their tasks with the highest degree of professionalism, dedication, integrity and courage.
“The 30th SEA Games event calls for the active participation and collaboration of every concerned entity not only to ensure its success but rather to deliver the best SEA Game 2019 edition, beating the high expectation of our counterparts,” the PLTGEN GAMBOA said.
“For Team PNP, it is extremely important to keep in mind that unity and teamwork are the mantras that we should always carry to ensure success in any given mission; Collectively we should work hard to ensure zero incidents during the 30th SEA Games, borrowing the theme of 2019 SEA Games, together we win as one,” PNP Top Cop added.