DAVAO CITY (PNA) — The incoming head of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) met with members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) here on Tuesday to craft a security plan for the incoming President Rodrigo Duterte.
Col. Rolando Bautista held a closed door meeting with Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 Director Manuel Gaerlan to discuss the security measures while Duterte stays in the city before the official oath-taking in MalacaÃ±an on June 30.
Bautista is currently the commander of the 104th Brigade based in Basilan. He said the security measures will be presented to Duterte first for adjustment.
He also pointed out the implementation of the security measures is important considering that Duterte will be the next highest leader of the country.
Bautista said the PSG follows protocol for the president although Duterte is known to many as â€œhands-onâ€ on his safety as he despises security tailing him every time he is out of the house.
Bautista said he expects changes but what is important is â€œwe have to secure the President.â€ He is also aware that Duterte visits rebel areas and this is part of their adjustment.
Asked if Duterte needs to adjust with the protocols of the PSG, Bautista said they should be the one who should adjust, as long as the security of the President is not at stake. (PNA)