Climaco welcomes MBLT1 as MBLT11 leaves Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 November 2014 13:46

Mayor Beng Climaco on Monday welcomed the deployment of other marine troops, this time belonging to the Marine Battalion Landing Team (MBLT) 1, in Zamboanga City to augment existing security forces of the local police and military under Task Force Zamboanga.

The MBLT 1 troops had just come from Patikul, Sulu. They replaced the MBLT 11 troops who were pulled out of this city and deployed to Basilan province.

Meanwhile, the Zamboanga City Police Office, which is taking the lead in the security of the city, remains vigilant against possible spillover of the ongoing military operations against the Abu Sayyaf in the neighboring province of Basilan.

This, after six soldiers were killed in an ambush last Sunday by the Abu Sayyaf in the municipality of Sumisip, Basilan province.

City police director Sr. Supt. Angelito Casimiro said the local police are not taking any chances in as far as the security of the city, stressing that they are closely coordinating with Task Force Zamboanga and now with MBLT1 in place of MBLT11.

Casimiro told the press briefing Monday in City Hall that for the past month the security cluster of the Jamboree Committee has been meeting is a small group in preparation for the centennial Scouting Jamboree that Zamboanga will host next week.

He said the Police Regional Office 9 on Tuesday met will all security stakeholders and finalized the plan for the safety and security of delegates to Jamboree.— Vic Larato