Cebu News

Food for cops securing Summit delivered “late”

Mae Clydyl L. Avila - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines - A few police officers have complained about the delay in the arrival of their lunch after the catering services delivered the food an hour late following their deployment for the weeklong Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit ministerial meetings.

Police Regional Office Region-7 Director Noli Taliño said that during a roving inspection around 12:30 p.m. yesterday, he learned that there were policemen who were still not able to take their meal.

“Hindi alam kung ilan yung actual deployment so nagkulang yung coordination sa involved doon sa food distribution at saka doon sa na-deploy na personnel, but dun lang yun sa first day” he said.

He was able to immediately coordinate with the assigned catering services and thirty minutes after the group of policemen were given the intended meal.

Taliño said the food delay should be part of several situations the policemen have to adjust to considering that the event was greeted with a heavy downpour, flooding, and traffic jam last Monday.

He said the problem was just a few of minor hitches experienced during the start of the summit, but they were all immediately resolved.

More than 2,000 policemen, excluding augmentation personnel and force multipliers, were tasked to secure the summit venue and routes in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu and five catering service providers were tasked to prepare their meals.

Taliño said each caterer has an assigned area where to distribute food for the policemen. (FREEMAN)


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