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PNP-HPG to augment security patrol for Xi Jinping’s PH visit

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 03:13 PM November 17, 2018
President Duterte and China President Xi Jinping meet in Beijing. MALACAÑANG PHOTO

President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet in Beijing. MALACAÑANG PHOTO / FILE

The Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) has assigned at least 50 police personnel to escort Chinese President Xi Jinping in his two-day visit in the country.

In a text message sent to INQUIRER.net, PNP-HPG Director Chief Supt. Roberto Fajardo said on Saturday that 53 personnel would be deployed for the visit of Xi on Nov. 20 and 21.

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“The HPG have 53 personnel, motorcycle and mobile escort deployed / augmented to PSG [Presidential Security Group] for the visit [of the] Chinese President following PNP Police Operational Procedure on security,” Fajardo said.

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The Manila City government already suspended all classes and government work in Manila in time for the arrival of the Chinese president. 

READ: No classes, gov’t work in Manila on Nov. 20 due to China’s Xi Jinping visit

Xi’s visit in the country next week will be the first state visit of a Chinese president in 13 years. /jpv

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