1st Davao Counter Terrorist Challenge July 30-31

THE REGION’S finest counter terrorist units will go head to head in a two-day battle for supremacy in the first Davao Counter Terrorist Challenge on July 30 and 31 here.

“This is the first time in the region. Find out who is the fastest, toughest and deadliest,” said Army Capt. Ernest Carolina of the organizing Task Force Davao at the SCOOP Session of The Royal Mandaya Hotel last July 28.

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CAPTAIN Ernest Carolina of Task Force Davao at SCOOP Session of The Royal Mandaya Hotel (Photo by Emiliano Bacalla/SCOOP)

The counter terrorist units in Davao usually make their joint preparations and trainings before the coming big annual celebrations in Davao City including the Kadayawan Festival next month.

Aside from the TF Davao of the Philippine Army, also expected to see action are the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team of Davao City Police Office, SWAT of the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) XI, the 11th Scout Rangers from Compostela Valley Province and the TF General Santos City.

“We decided to make it now also as a competition among us for the first time. And this is also open for public viewing,” said Carolina, who said that the opening program and capability demonstration will be held at the Task Force Davao headquarters in Sta. Ana Wharf on July 30 at 9 a.m.

The leg 1 of team competition, dubbed as “Bus Assault” will be held at the CPR Firing Range in Maa at 1 p.m. It will be followed by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Part 1 and K9 Part 1 at the TFD headquarters in that order.

On Friday, the leg 2 of team event billed as “Shooting Gallery” will be played at the PARE Firing Range in Sun City, Panacan at 8 a.m.

Part 2 of EOD and K9 events will also be held at 8 a.m. followed by the leg 3 team event, “Kill House” all at TFD.

The closing and awarding of prizes will be at 4 p.m. also at TFD. – LITO DELOS REYES/SCOOP

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