THE Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) in Zamboanga Peninsula has passed a resolution, reiterating an earlier appeal to the Bureau of Immigration and other agencies concerned to come up with the profiling of international speakers cum-resource persons coming to the city and other parts of the region.
The resolution authored by Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar, the RPOC-Zamboanga Peninsula chairperson, came on the heels of reports that some foreign speakers would tend to propagate the ideology of violent terrorism in their speaking engagements.
Salazar cited the need to profile foreign speakers, regardless of the group they represent, and advise the host local government units about their coming and background data.
This, as she admitted that the local government units do not have the control over the arrival or entry of foreign speakers and dignitaries to the country as such is the function of the Bureau of Immigration and other national line agencies. (SunStar Philippines)