PNP to provide tight security for Clinton visit PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 November 2010 10:31

The Philippine National Police is ready to provide airtight security for former United States President Bill Clinton who is set to arrive in the country Wednesday in the wake of a global terror alert.

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte, in an interview, said the PNP National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) is now coordinating closely with the US Embassy to provide appropriate security for Clinton, who will be a resource person at a Manila Hotel event entitled “Embracing Our Common Humanity.”

“Of course, we will provide the best security for former president Bill Clinton,” Valte said noting that the upcoming visit of the former US president shows that the Philippines is still safe despite the recent travel advisories issued by some countries.

Valte said the recently-concluded Robot Olympiad, where 22 representatives from different countries, and the upcoming visit of Clinton were signs that the Philippine government was “very committed” and “very resolved” in protecting them.

“We have a beautiful country. We have taken measures to tighten security and we assure everyone that everybody not only our citizens are amply protected,” Valte said.

Meanwhile, PNP NCRPO Director Chief Supt. Nicanor Bartolome reported to Malacanang that policemen, including covert personnel, will be stationed in the venue.

Route security, according to Bartolome, will be provided while K-9 units will also be deployed to detect any bombs.

Metro Manila has been on full alert since the annual celebration of the All Souls and All Saints Day, and will remain so up to December.