Presidential Security Group
The mission of the Presidential Security Group is to protect the President of the Republic of the Philippines and his / her immediate family, visiting Heads of State / Government and other dignitaries as the President may direct. A PSG Trooper’s daily duty is composed of diverse engagements for the President, the First Family and other dignitaries.
Aside from the security aspect, taking charge of the Seat of Government that is, one of the responsibilities of the Presidential Guards (PG) is to conduct and participate in significant acitivities happening within and outside the Malacañang Palace Complex. The goal is to strengthen as well as develop good relationships and rapport with the civilian populace.
The Special Reaction Unit (SRU) maintains its proficiency and preparedness for any emergency situation it may be called out to perform. Soldiers can be compared to a dagger wherein blades must always be kept sharp and ready for use. As for soldiers – trainings, seminars and refreshers in their field of expertise are needed to make them sharp and swift to react in whatever situation they may be called to respond to. Like the sharp edges of a dagger’s blade, SRU members are toughened by the continuous grinding of training.
Sniper Refresher Training conducted in Camp O’Donell, Capas, Tarlac and participated by the organic snipers and the OPCON PNP-SAF snipers from 22 to 27 October 2013. The said training was supervised by the competent training personnel of this unit. Proficiency SCUBA diving conducted last 31 October 2013 in Anilao, Mabini, Batangas. This training aims to build team/self-confidence and obtain experience and techniques on underwater navigation and security operations.
The convoy drills with counter ambush maneuvers, conducted from 04 – 09 November 2013 under the supervision of the training committee of this unit. It reviewed the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP’s), convoy command and control, integrity movement when passing thru danger areas, covering the VVIP during hostile fire situations, and review on immediate return fire against threats, cover fires and maneuvers, assaults and search SOP’s.
Explosive Detection Dog Handler Course (EDDHC) Cl-08 -13 that opened on 01 October 2013. This course was articipated by one (1) PNP officer and ten (10) Enlisted Personnel and they were expected to graduate early 2014. The objective of this training is to replace the aging Bomb Dogs of this command and for the preparation of additional dog handlers to replace those who are planning to retire in the coming years.
Presidential Security Group (PSG) besides its main task of ensuring the safety of the highest official of the land, have also been actively engaged in various social responsibility activities especially during the hard times of calamity and disaster. With the renewed stewardship of Commodore Raul R Ubando AFP, PSG Group Commander, the Command extended its arms to the victims of Super Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ by sending troops to assist in the relief efforts of the Department of Social Welfare and Development at the National Resource Operations Center (NROC) located at Chapel Road, NAIA, Pasay City. NROC serves as the main hub of all relief packaging in Metro Manila, thus, making it the busiest and most packed relief center in NCR. The PSG deployed a total of 461 personnel in 7 different sorties by providing manual labor, repackaging of goods and advising management procedures for efficiency of work. With the significant number of security missions to support, and with the limited number of personnel, PSG was still able to deliver this aid, all for the love of our fellow Filipinos.
The spirit of “BAYANIHAN” in every filipino is reawakened with this kind of tragic event. Just like how it is done by our ‘kababayans’ all over the world, PSG troopers and their families gave out whatever they can in forms of clothing, ready to eat food, canned goods, rice, blankets, shoes, water and other necessities for the victims of ‘Yolanda’. Their concern immediately became an impulse to help as donations flooded the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Civil Military Operations (OG7), the usual collection hub of in-kind donations, as soon as they saw and heard the news of the devastation brought by the monster typhoon. Even members of the first family did not spare the chance to be able to extend relief by sending boxes of shoes, food, medicines and solar powered generators. With the BAYANIHAN trait flowing in every Pinoy’s blood, it is indeed undeniable that even the fury of Super Typhoon Yolanda can never diminish the resiliency of the Filipino spirit.
Members of the PSG Officer’s ladies club headed by their club president Mrs Michelle Larrosa and members of the PSG EP ladies club headed by their president Mrs Maria Fe L Tolentino and other dependents also organized relief effort activities in their own available time in support of the Command’s thrust to help the typhoon victims. The officer’s ladies club conducted repacking of their donated assortment of clothing and garments at the Amanpulo Hall, Malacanang Park. Meanwhile, the EP Ladies Club joined the repacking efforts at the DSWD National Resource Operations Center. Even their children and neighbors were eager to join and lend a hand to Contribute to the relief work. These efforts had not only created a favorable impression, it also became a venue for the dependents to foster friendship and goodwill to other families and friends.
The DSWD NROC was very grateful and appreciative of the efforts shared by the men and women of the Command. The PSG had been instrumental in all aspect of the production process from the packing of the goods, to the loading and unloading of cargo and most importantly in helping systematize warehouse operations. The hard-hit Tacloban, Leyte and Samar may be a long way from complete rehabilitation, but whenever the agony of the disaster may last, the Presidential Security Group will always be behind supporting in any way they can.
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