The multi-region composite team of anti-riot policemen ready for deployment for the APEC meeting in Bacolod City Wednesday and Thursday.*

APEC security hiked,
deployment of cops on

The Police Regional Office 6 has increased the number of police officers tasked to secure the participants from 21 countries of Asia Pacific Economic Conference meeting in Bacolod City, to 3,000.

Chief Supt. Josephus Angan, regional police director of Western Visayas, yesterday said this is to ensure the safety and security of delegates, and achieve a successful hosting of the summit in Wednesday and Thursday.

Angan placed on red alert all PNP units in Western Visayas since April 23, and ordered cancellation of all leaves.moremoremore

Police conduct dry runs

The police who will secure delegates of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Bacolod City on Wednesday and Thursday, have been conducting dry runs since last week.

Policemen assigned to the security of delegates held a rehearsal yesterday at the Provincial Capitol Lagoon and at other venues, Senior Supt. Melchor Coronel, Bacolod Police acting city director, said yesterday.

Another dry run will be held today at the Bacolod Public Plaza, in case there are militants who will create chaos during the APEC meeting.moremoremore

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79th IB hit for ‘trumped up'
raps vs. militant leaders

The Rachele Mae Palang Command in southeast Negros, the Philippine Army has claimed to be almost decimated, slammed the 79 th Infantry Battalion for filing what it calls “trumped up” murder charges against well-known leaders of progressive groups in Dumaguete City.

Rebel spokesperson, Ka Estrella Banagbanag, said in a statement he issued that the 79IB is clearly targeting the legal progressive mass movement that is at the forefront of the protests against the one-island, one region proposal of Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr.

Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo opposes the concept, saying it needs further study.moremoremore