DAVAO CITY – Task Force Davao wants to replace the usual green and black garbage bins in the city with transparent ones as it prepares for the 34th Kadawayan harvest festival.
The transparent bins – where suspicious items will supposedly be spotted more easily – are among the security measures, especially after recent bombing in Sulu that killed 8 people and wounded 22 others, said Task Force Davao Commander Colonel Consolito Yecla.
He explained that the use of transparent garbage bins would discourage potential terrorists from using them to conceal explosives. He said it would also make it easier for security forces to inspect the garbage bins for any dangerous material.
He added that security forces would work under the concept of a maximum security, which means that even bushes have to be double-checked.
“We have reviewed our Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) in security operations to address the threat of suicide bombing. Among the policies we intend to implement with the city government’s approval is the ‘No Jacket Policy’ when approaching inspection areas during big events of Kadayawan,” Yecla said.
He said security forces would be more strict against people wearing jackets.
Those wearing jackets and are approaching inspection areas would be made to remove their jackets and thoroughly inspected to make sure that they are not carrying dangerous items with them, including bombs strapped to their bodies.
“With this, possible suicide bombers could not easily penetrate the city or a gathering of a mass of people,” he said. – Rappler.com