PNP, PSG to secure Clinton's visit
Manila (9 November) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is beefing up security as former U.S. President Bill Clinton visits the country for a speaking engagement at the historic Manila Hotel on Wednesday, November 10, 2010.
NCRPO director Chief Superintendent Nicanor Bartolome said his office is closely coordinating with the United States embassy to provide the former president appropriate and necessary security.
The Manila Police District (MPD), for its part, also expressed to help secure the former US President. MPD deputy director for operations Senior Superintendent Fidel Posadas said they already started security operations as early as last week.
Meanwhile, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Presidential Security Group (PSG) is also ready to provide security to the former President.
Valte said the visit of Clinton to the Philippines, amid travel advisories issued by United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand and the United States, is a welcome development. The former president's visit will also help regain confidence of foreign nationals to the country.
The entire Metro Manila remains on full alert. Police personnel will double their security in malls, terminals, and other tourist destinations. (PIA-MMIO) [top]