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Presidential Security Group (PSG)
« on: June 28, 2017, 01:47:12 PM »
From: psgtroopers.com
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About PSG

The PSG today is a far cry from the ragtag squad that Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo formed around March 1897, when he was elected President of the revolutionary government.

Aguinaldo needed armed escorts because he was wary of the Magdiwang faction of the Katipunan whom his bloc, the Magdalo, had defeated in the election.

Aguinaldos bodyguards, called escolta (escorts), were fiercely loyal and stood out in their rayadillo uniforms.

Eleven days after Aguinaldo declared independence on June 23, 1898, he established a Department of War, the forerunner of the Department of National Defense. The department set up the El Cuerpo dela Guardia Presidencial (Corps of Presidential Guards), commanded by Major Geronimo Gatmaitan.

The PSG chief, Brig. Gen. Delfin Bangit, said the El Cuerpo dela Guardia Presiden­cial was stationed inside the Malacanang ground.


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« Last Edit: June 29, 2017, 02:51:45 AM by Ayoshi »

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Re: Presidential Security Group (PSG)
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 01:49:46 PM »
27th Founding Anniversary Celebration of the Presidential Security Group
Speech of President Benigno S. Aquino | Published: March 3, 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4EtDIPcTcM

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PSG to secure Pope Francis from ISIS attack | ABS-CBN news - Sep 26 2014
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Pope's Visit

Just the same, President Aquino assured the safety of Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines in January following threats of assassination from the extremist group.

As Vatican head of state on a state visit as well as on an apostolic mission, the Pope will be secured by the Presidential Security Group.

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In 1995, authorities revealed a foiled plot to assassinate Pope John Paul II during his visit to the Philippines.
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Re: Presidential Security Group (PSG)
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2017, 01:51:28 PM »

Presiden't Guards President Aquino troops the line of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) during the 29th anniversary of the PSG at Malacañang Park. In a speech, he hit back at critics demanding accountability over the deaths of 44 police commandos in Mamasapano, Maguindanao province, calling them “attention seekers.” Grig C. Montegrand


Presidential Security Group’s 30th founding anniversary


Members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) parade during the PSG's 30th founding anniversary at PSG Grandstand, Malacanang Park, Manila, March 1, 2016. The Presidential Security Group is the lead agency tasked with providing security to the President of the Philippines, the Vice President of the Philippines, and their immediate families.
Photo: Inquirer.net
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Re: Presidential Security Group (PSG)
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2017, 01:52:16 PM »
7 PSG men, 2 others wounded as roadside bombs hit Duterte advance party in Marawi | interaksyon - November 29, 2016
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The attack happened around 10:30 a.m. and that in the convoy were vehicles and personnel of state-owned RTVM. None of the state media worker were hurt, Barrientos said.

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He said one of the presidential helicopters airlifted the wounded to the nearest hospital. 

Duterte's visit happens amid a government offensive against the Maute Group in Butig town, Lanao del Sur.


Duterte: I fully trust the PSG | CNN Philippines - March 23, 2017
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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23) — President Rodrigo Duterte said he has complete faith in the Presidential Security Group (PSG) when it comes to protecting him and his family.

Duterte made this pronouncement during the change of command ceremonies of the PSG on Thursday evening.

Duterte said the PSG "will have to deal with a variety of threats."

Duterte specifically mentioned incoming PSG Commander Col. Lope Dagoy whom he says he has complete faith in, along with the entire PSG.

"I fully entrust the protection of myself and my family to him and to the entire PSG," Duterte said.

He added Dagoy "will have his hands full," but that he is confident the incoming Commander's "outstanding credentials and considerable experience will enable him to lead the PSG effectively."

see also: PSG members get security training in Russia
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Re: Presidential Security Group (PSG)
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2017, 02:03:07 PM »
Photo: Inquirer.net

#PresidentDuterte to lead the founding anniversary of the PSG; inauguration of new PSG hospital. @inquirerdotnet



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Re: Presidential Security Group (PSG)
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2017, 10:22:55 AM »
The two APCs (6023/6027) looks like it's been modified with added view ports(?) and what looks like cameras?


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Re: Presidential Security Group (PSG)
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2017, 12:24:54 PM »
President Duterte graces PSG anniversary, reaffirms all-out support for troops | PTV
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday, June 28, led the 120th founding anniversary of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) reassuring the troops of his commitment to modernize the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

In his speech, President Duterte vowed to provide soldiers with proper services through the modernization of their medical and defense equipment.

“I assure you of my loyalty to you and the best of the service that I can give you,” he said before the officials and members of his security group.

Prior to delivering his speech, President Duterte led the groundbreaking ceremony for new PSG Station Hospital Compound at the Malacañang Park.

He directed Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial, who accompanied him during the event, to fast track the construction of the hospital and other pending acquisition of medical equipment for the military.


President Rodrigo Duterte at Presidential Security Group Groundbreaking of Station Hospital
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Presidential Security Group Station Hospital Compound at the Malacanan Park in Manila on June 28, 2017.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uihv_CojMvs

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Re: Presidential Security Group (PSG)
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2017, 07:40:44 PM »
The two APCs (6023/6027) looks like it's been modified with added view ports(?) and what looks like cameras?



The front 'device' seemed new.  CCTV camera perhaps?

However, there are no improvements on the turret.  Gem, you may have been comparing the two .50-cal turrets with that of the 25mm turret on the right-most vehicle.
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Re: Presidential Security Group (PSG)
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2017, 11:19:29 PM »
COA: Not enough dogs to ‘protect the President’ | inquirer.net - July 04, 2017
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The Commission on Audit has revealed in its recent audit report that the Presidential Security Group has been operating with fewer than the minimum number of K-9 bomb detection dogs needed to protect the President.

In its performance audit report, COA said PSG only had 20 dogs left as of Dec. 31.  This falls short of the ideal number of 25 needed in “protecting the President through effective effective bomb detection operations during presidential engagements,” according to COA.

Seen to worsen the lack of security dogs is the retirement of five more dogs by 2018, upon reaching the maximum utilization of eight years.

As of Dec. 31, a total of 11 retired dogs have been subjected to “disposal,” which meant they were either donated to other government agencies or adopted by their K-9 handlers. The veterinary office has also recommended the retirement of three more due to old age and diminished capability.

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Re: Presidential Security Group (PSG)
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2017, 05:46:59 PM »
PSG vehicle attacked by Reds riddled with bullet holes

From: ABS-CBN news - Jul 19 2017

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An ABS-CBN report said 3 of the injured officers were flown to Davao City for treatment.
The reported ambush came just days after the Philippine National Police revealed intelligence reports that the NPA will allegedly mount an attack in Davao region. -- With Claire Cornelio, ABS-CBN


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Re: Presidential Security Group (PSG)
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2020, 09:20:19 AM »
Posting an evolution of the PSG's brick camos...

https://postimg.cc/gallery/2lemws562/ce8ce877/





PSG UB camo (Gray and Black) with non-slanted pockets



PSG soldier(?) on the right with the UB camo (Gray, Black and some tan shade) - Have to admit that it's hard finding these kinds of photos.



New UB camo with slanted pockets.
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