BCPO ready for PMA alumni homecoming, campaigns
The Baguio City Police Office is ready for the expected arrival of Philippine Military Academy alumni and their families for their annual homecoming on Feb. 19.
BCPO Director Col. Glenn Lonogan said the Baguio’s Finest are likewise prepared for the influx of political candidates and supporters as the 90-day campaign period for national candidates started on Feb. 8.
Baguio cops are maximizing their deployment in various areas in the city for the PMA alumni homecoming with around 800 participants. The event is held at Fort Del Pilar in Kias.
Lonogan said they have new 125 personnel added to the BCPO, on top of the more than 1,400 personnel spread in the city.
“We will assess the situation. If we need more augmentation, we have the Regional Mobile Group to augment us,” Lonogan said.
BCPO had a series of meetings with PMA for the conduct of the homecoming. BCPO and PMA expect political candidates, who were adopted as class members will attend the homecoming.
Lonogan, meanwhile, said BCPO will have a meeting with the new election officer of Baguio to reactivate the Comelec campaign committee next week.
The committee, led by the Department of Health with members from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, PNP, and the Department of the Interior and Local Government, will oversee the campaign activities of political candidates.
Lonogan said the challenge for them would be the proper implementation of the minimum public health standards in all the campaign sorties and activities.
BCPO has also set up additional checkpoints with the different quarantine checkpoints doubling as Comelec checkpoints to maintain peace and order in the city. – Ofelia C. Empian