Around 5500 cops securing Chinese leader Xi’s visit

Around 5500 members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) will be securing the upcoming State Visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping on November 20 to 21.

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar said police officers are deploying from Metro Manila, however, some 200 cops will come from Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon (CALABARZON) Regional Police Office for augmentation.

“There are possibilities of lightning rallies based on our monitoring, and we expect that every time there are visits from dignitaries from China and even the United States,” Eleazar said in radio interview.

“But we have no problem with that because we always encounter lightning rallies almost every day. We are ready, and we have CDM contingents,” he added.

Presidential Spokesperson & Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador S. Panelo said the said visit “will be the first State Visit of a Chinese President in 13 years.”

Chinese Ambassador to Philippines Zhao Jianhua said “we have every reason to believe that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit will enormously boost China-Philippines relations in the new era and position our relations as a new model of international relations.”