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Presidential Security Group
Presidential Security Group (PSG).svg.png
Coat of Arms of the PSG
Active March 6, 1897 - Present
Country Philippines Philippines
Allegiance Republic of the Philippines
Branch None[Note 1]
Role VIP Security, Presidential Protection Service, Watchman Services, Defense
Size 1 Brigade/Regiment, 3 Battalions. Total is 4000+ soldiers, police, coast guard and civilian personnel
Part of Office of the President via Department of National Defense
Garrison/HQ Malacañang Palace, Manila
Nickname(s) The President's Guards, PSG, Presidential Guards, Filipino Secret Service, Men in Barong, PSG Troopers
Motto(s) Integrity, Service, Excellence
Mascot(s) Eagle
Commanders
Current
commander
1920px-PHIL ARMY COL FD-Sh.svg.png Col. Jesus P. Durante III, AFP
Insignia
Unit Patch PSG Badge

The Presidential Security Group (PSG) is the lead agency tasked in providing security to the President of the Philippines, Vice President of the Philippines, and their immediate families. The PSG is stationed at the Malacañan Palace, the official residence of the President. Members of the PSG also accompanies the President when he visits different parts of the Philippines and overseas.

History[edit | edit source]

Role[edit | edit source]

A PSG agent in civilian clothes during a VIP protection mission in Angat, Bulacan for Vice President Jejomar Binay.

An unmarked Toyota Fortuner with a lightbar siren mounted on top of the SUV.

The role of the PSG is to provide protective security to the following:[1]

  • The President and Vice President of the Philippines and their immediate families.
  • Former presidents and their immediate families.
  • Former vice presidents and their immediate families.
  • Malacañang Palace.
  • Cabinet members and other Malacañang officials
  • Visiting heads of states or diplomats and their families travelling with them.

The Presidential Security Group also have other functions. The PSG provides support to other government agencies. They assist the AFP and PNP in its anti-organized-crime undertakings. This is usually authorized by the Office of the President. They also conduct Community Service efforts to local communities and maintain and secure all facilities and transportation assets used by the Office of the President and Vice President in doing its regular and non-regular functions.

Units[edit | edit source]

ORGANIC UNITS

  • Presidential Escorts
  • Presidential Guards
  • Headquarters & Headquarters Service Battalion
  • Security Battalion
  • Special Reaction Unit / K9 Unit
  • PSG Station Hospital
  • PSG Dental Dispensary
  • Presidential Intelligence Company
  • PSG Training School
  • PSG Golf Club

OPERATIONALLY CONTROLLED UNITS

  • 11th Mechanized Infantry Company
  • Presidential Protection Unit
  • Manila Police District Field Force
  • Special Action Force
  • 250th Presidential Airlift Wing
  • Malacañang Fire Station
  • 93rd Marine Security Company
  • AT-25 BRP Ang Pagasa
  • CGS Pasig
  • 1st Provisional Company
  • Presidential Computer and Communication Battalion
  • 710th Special Operations Wing
  • 5th EOD Detachment

Equipments[edit | edit source]

PSG Troopers are known to carry firearms, some known firearms include:

  • Glock pistols
  • M16 Rifle
  • M4 Carbine Rifle
  • Heckler & Koch G36 Rifle
  • Heckler & Koch MP5 Submachine Gun
  • Heckler & Koch USP Pistol
  • Heckler & Koch M1911 Pistol
  • Armburst Bazooka
  • FN MAG
  • Mistral Missile

The PSG uses Motorola-trunked 2-way radios with encryption capabilities.

References[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. PSG is a joint AFP-PNP-PCG-BFP service unit.

External links[edit | edit source]

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