On July 21, 2017, barely days after the assumption as the new Regional Director of Police Regional Office 7, PCSUPT JOSE MARIO M ESPINO is seen inspecting the police units under his command. The regional director immediately called for the conduct of Civil Disturbance Management showdown of resources and demonstration of skills in anticipation of the rallies that will be staged by sectoral groups and protesters during the conduct of President Rodrigo R Duterte’s State Of The Nation Address.
Two Hundred Four (204) police personnel from the different city and provincial police offices composed the CDM platoons. The Bureau of Fire Protection 7 sent its resources in support to the PNP. The showdown and inspection aimed at gauging the readiness of the personnel deployed on CDM in handling demonstrations.
PCSUPT ESPINO expressed that the police officers deployed on CDM are directed to observe maximun tolerance in dealing with the protesters, and assures that the PNP will respect and uphold human rights.