rescued. More than 400 homeless individuals were rescued Thursday night by the City Social Welfare and Development Office in coordination with the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo). Photo by Mark Francisco
CAMP ALAGAR, Cagayan De Oro City – The Regional Civil Security Unit (RCSU) would issue a directive to “vulnerable” establishments in Northern Mindanao to contract the services of the “K-9” security providers, a top police official said Monday.
Supt. Rowen R. Pornobe , the group commander of the RCSU, said that the deployment of “K-9” security in vulnerable establishments would preempt possible incursion of illegal explosives in targeted establishment.
Supt. Rowen R. Pornobe, the group commander of the Regional Civil Security Unit in Northern Mindanao, urges owners and managers of vulnerable establishments in the region to contract the services of “K-9” security units to secure their firms from possible terror attack. Photo by Cris Diaz
Pornobe mentioned the various commercial malls and other convergence areas in the region, which could be susceptible to attacks by terror groups who might be out to inflict injury to the innocent people in the community.
The RCSU chief also cited power plants, banks, port areas, and public markets as “highly vulnerable places (HVP),” which, when attacked could destabilize the peace and order situation in the areas concerned.
Pornobe said that it is important for the vulnerable establishments to have, at least, two “K-9” security to serve as security in the main gates, and in the conduct of routine patrol around the establishment (in the case of power plants).
According to Pornobe, there were many instances that the “K-9” security has deterred possible sabotage, particularly on sensitive power plants, because the “K-9” dogs could easily detect an intruder.
Pornobe also warned establishments found to have deployed “K-9” security, which is not accredited by the RCSU as a ground for possible sanction against the owners of the establishments and the security agency (in case of private security agency).
He said that the deployment of a “K-9” dog security without proper accreditation is not only costly, but is also a “security risk” because the dog might bite people and would not be able to detect explosives or other dangerous devices.
Pornobe said that the RCSU regional command was compelled to direct the establishment owners to contract an accredited “K-9” security because of the various terror threats in the region.
“The RCSU would be partly liable for any attacks on highly vulnerable establishments for its failure to issue preemptive measures to owners of establishments,” Pornobe said.
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