President Aquino's security official admits receiving reports against Chief Executive's life

19:04, July 29, 2010      

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III's security officials may not allow him to stop anymore on the red traffic lights as his chief security officer admitted receiving "minor" reports against the Chief Executive's life.

"What I can say though is that there are reports, we are checking on them. They are not major issues at this time," Col. Ramon Mateo Dizon, Presidential Security Group (PSG) chief, told reporters Thursday.

Mateo said the PSG is checking on the reported threats and trying to heighten the security.

"It's a constant evolution. We are doing things already that we have not been doing, we are adjusting to the requirements. Once we can't adjust, then, I might have to ask the President to allow us to go through stop lights," he explained.

He admitted that stopping on red light by the presidential convoy is a concern for the PSG.

Aquino vowed not to use the sirens unlike what his predecessors did because he wants to be an example of a citizen who follows the rules and laws, even if it is just a traffic rule.

Source: Xinhua


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