It is undeniable that Presidential Security Group (PSG) would have a handful of issues when a new president gains the seat of power. It appears that PSG is acknowledging the fact that securing president Duterte’s life and making him safe at all times is a challenging task.
Just like the CNN report, it requires extra work to make sure that Duterte is safe. Even the mandata might take its toll on the PSG. Given the fact that Duterte loves to roam around the cities at night on his own, the PSG might need to re-evaluate its strategies to give way to Duterte’s ways and methods.
To prove the latter, presumptive president Duterte has been known to lurk the streets of Davao to check the city and it is presumed that he would be doing the same thing in the nation. Regardless of the challenge, for the incoming PSG commander Col. Rolando Bautista, he is convinced that adjustments in security protocol are possible to provide for the needs and requirements of the soon-to-be president.
All the more, the link between Duterte and Bautista has already been established in the past. Looking at Bautista work profile, he is a 1985 graduate of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA). Bautista then served as commander of the 73rd Infantry Battalion covering Davao City and Davao del Norte within the years of 2005 to 2007. Moreover, Bautista was also commandeering Task Force General Santos. As of the moment, he is the current commander of Task Group Basilan running that is tasked to take on the Abu Sayyaf Group.
Even though Duterte is strong in his mind, he is also very open and considerate of others. To prove the latter, Bautista attested to character of the presumptive president. According to Bautista, "What I noticed is that the presumptive president is very reasonable. He listens to suggestions."
On a different note, it is clear that Duterte would ultimately have the final say for the preparation of his security measures.