The Philippine Star

19,767 cops, per­son­nel to se­cure SEA Games

- Non Alquitran Metro Manila · Manila · Philippines · Bureau of Fire Protection · Armed Forces of the Philippines · Armed Forces of the Philippines · Bulacan · Laguna province · Capas · Tarlac · Brunei Darussalam · Brunei M-League Team · Cambodia · Indonesia · Laos · Malaysia · Myanmar · Thailand · Singapore · Vietnam · Subic · Tagaytay City · Timor-Leste

A to­tal of 19,767 po­lice of­fi­cers and per­son­nel of gov­ern­ment agen­cies will be de­ployed to se­cure the 30th South­east Asian (SEA) Games, an of­fi­cial said yes­ter­day.

“The venues in Metro Manila are ready for the SEA Games fol­low­ing the se­cu­rity in­spec­tions con­ducted by the chiefs of po­lice and sta­tion com­man­ders,” Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, out­go­ing chief of the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion Po­lice Of­fice (NCRPO), said.

The Philip­pines is host­ing the SEA Games from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.

Ac­cord­ing to Eleazar, the ath­letes will be bil­leted in 24 ho­tels in Metro Manila.

The NCRPO will be aug­mented by per­son­nel of the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Manila Devel­op­ment Au­thor­ity, Bureau of Fire Pro­tec­tion and Armed Forces of the Philip­pines.

Other venues for the up­com­ing SEA Games are Bu­la­can, La­guna, Su­bic, Ta­gay­tay and the New Clark City sports com­plex in Ca­pas, Tar­lac.

Over 10,000 ath­letes from Brunei, Cam­bo­dia, In­done­sia, Laos, Malaysia, Myan­mar, Thai­land, Ti­mor Leste, Sin­ga­pore, Viet­nam and the Philip­pines are ex­pected to par­tic­i­pate in 543 sport­ing events.

The Philip­pines won its first-ever SEA Games over­all cham­pi­onship in 2005.

The coun­try hosted the SEA Games in 1981 and 1991. –

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