The Presidential Security Group (PSG), is a Philippine close protection agency. It is the primary agency concerned with providing close-in security and escort to the President and the Vice President of the Philippines, their immediate families, former Presidents and Vice Presidents of the Philippines as well as visiting heads of state. The PSG is stationed at Malacañang Palace, the official residence of the president. Members of the PSG also accompany the president on both domestic and overseas trips.
The role of the PSG is tasked with: providing security to the president and their immediate family; the vice president and their immediate family; the president-elect and their immediate family; the vice president-elect and their immediate family; former presidents and their immediate families; former vice presidents and their immediate families; visiting heads of states or diplomats and Cabinet members and their families traveling with them; providing escort security for them at all times; securing the president and vice president’s residences, offices and places of engagements; surveillance and monitoring activities; and performing state protocol duties including honor guard duties. The Presidential Security Group also has other functions, such as providing support to other government agencies. They assist the AFP and PNP in their anti-organized-crime undertakings, usually authorized by the Office of the President. They also conduct community service efforts in local communities and maintain and secure all facilities and transportation assets used by the offices of the president and vice president in doing their regular and non-regular functions.
The mission of the Presidential Security Group is to protect the President of the Republic of the Philippines and his / her immediate family, visiting Heads of State / Government and other dignitaries as the President may direct. A PSG Trooper’s daily duty is composed of diverse engagements for the President, the First Family, and other dignitaries. Aside from the security aspect, taking charge of the Seat of Government that is, one of the responsibilities of the Presidential Guards (PG) is to conduct and participate in significant activities happening within and outside the Malacañang Palace Complex. The goal is to strengthen as well as develop good relationships and rapport with the civilian populace.
Interestingly, PSG posted recently on their Official Facebook Page about their Hiring for Special Enlistment in the Philippine Navy and Philippine Army. The Presidential Security Group is now Hiring for Special Enlistment with the following Skills:
For Philippine Navy Quota
- Certified Driver (CD)
- Musicians Mate (MU)
- Cyber Defense Specialist (CY)
- Photographer (PH)
- Journalist (JO)
For Philippine Army Quota
- AirCon Technician
- Information Technology Specialist
- IT Graduate or other Related Courses
- Radiological Technologist
- Laboratory Technician
- Medical Technologist
- Nursing Attendant
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Source: Philippine Go