AT LEAST 1,000 police personnel will be deployed by the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit and another 400 for the arrival of Miss Universe delegates, an officer said.

In Wednesday's Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Press Corps media forum, DCPO spokesperson Police Senior Inspector Catherine Dela Rey said they are now on the stage of finalizing their security plan for the two major and international events, which will be held in the city this month.

Dela Rey said they expect 1,000 Asean Summit invitees who will start arriving on January 15, including those from the diplomatic corps, private sector, media, local government units (LGUs), Cabinet and other government officials. The summit will be held at the SMX Convention Center of SM Lanang Premier.

"More or less we will be deploying 1,000 PNP personnel to secure yong area and road security," she said.

For the Miss Universe, meanwhile, DCPO expects 40 delegates who will visit the tourist spots and landmarks of the city, such as the Philippine Eagle Center and the Eden Nature Park and Resort in Barangay Eden, Toril District. They will then proceed to the Mindanao Tapestry Show.

She said that for 2017, under the leadership of the City Director Senior Superintendent Michael John Dubria, they have prepared for different activities that are programmed in Davao City and they are doing their best to assure that the number of security personnel is sufficient to secure these events.

Meanwhile, Traffic Group Chief Superintendent Ernesto Castillo said they already have a route for the two events and has assigned number of traffic enforcers from City Transport and Traffic Management who will handle the ceremony during the arrival of delegates.

Castillo said there would be no closure of roads or rerouting but traffic enforcers will prioritize the vehicles of delegates upon their arrival.