New marines deployed in Zambo City streets PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 April 2015 14:32

By BHONG SIMBAJON

 

Troops from the 9th Marine Battalion Landing Team have started their new strategy in ensuring visibility to the public by way of conducting foot patrols within the city proper.

9th MBLT marines are in full battle gear patrolling the major streets of Zamboanga City especially those in the downtown commercial district forming part of their intensified security operations.

Following the “PUMA” (pulis, marines, army) security concept, the marines are on their first deployment in this city and are determined to be flexible with the current security situation the city is facing.

From the battlefields of Sulu to the urban center of Zamboanga, the marines have to adjust and become  sensitive to the twist in their type of operational procedures and patrols, said Joint Task Group Zamboanga Commander Col. Andrelino Colina.

Colina said there will be no problem in the arrival and deployment of the new mariness because they will be deployed and will perform the tasks given to their predecessors, the MBLT1 that was sent off yesterday morning to Batangas for their mandatory re-training program.

The task group commander assured the public that there will be no vacuum in the security measures because there will be continuity of the security plan.

9th MBLT Commanding Officer Lt.Col. Enstein Calaoa Jr and his men were welcomed by acting Mayor Cesar Ituralde the other day. He and his staff were oriented on the policies and priorities of the city with regard to peace and order.

As this developed, City Police Director Senior Supt. Angelito Casimiro welcomed the new marine troopers who will be working in tandem with the police and army in fighting criminalities and protecting the public from terror threats.

Casimiro said since the marines had come from their previous assignment in the south, they can be of big help in identifying lawless elements from the said area who are hiding in the city. – Bhong Simbajon/RMN News