POLICE Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Noli Taliño said they will field more than 3,000 personnel for the 31st Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) events in Cebu and Bohol.
He said the security for the event will reach 5,000 after the Armed Forces of the Philippines and other government agencies send their personnel.
Yesterday, Explosives Ordnance and K9 unit teams were fielded at the airport in Lapu-Lapu City. The full deployment of police personnel will be on Sunday.
Taliño also said they have not decided to jam the cellphone signals for the April 3 to 7 meetings.
Bohol will host the ministerial and senior officials’ meeting on ASEAN economic development, which is expected to gather some 600 to 700 delegates, while Cebu will host seven finance and defense ministerial meetings.
Other meetings are also scheduled in Bohol from April 18 to 22.
The ASEAN is composed of the Philippines, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.