Fifty personnel from the Davao City Police Office would compose the “innermost” security personnel guarding President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.
Davao City Police Office director Sr. Supt. Vicente Danao said Duterte wanted his security group to be composed of Davao cops. He said that the 50 security personnel have previously undergone trainings in securing VIPs and would be re-trained by the Presidential Security Group once Duterte takes oath as the 16th president of the Republic of the Philippines.
Danao clarified that the 50 personnel are not yet members of the PSG but that the same will however be recommended by Duterte to be officially included in the PSG roster.
Danao admitted that they are securing Duterte from any possible threats considering that the presumptive president has not yet been officially declared by Congress. He did not give any details though on the threats.
Even before the May 9 election, rumor of an assassin out to kill Duterte during his miting de avance in Luneta surfaced. Rumors are rife now that Duterte will be assassinated even before he would be officially declared winner in the presidential race.
But this early though, Mayor Duterte have already complained of the tight security blanket being implemented. He said that his daughter, Mayor-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio have also complained of the presence of Task Force Davao personnel infront of her residence.
PRESIDENT-ELECT RODRIGO DUTERTE