ASEAN Summit meetings begin today in Cebu

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The finance chief of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the leaders of various central banks are now in Cebu province to attend the ASEAN Finance meetings and other related conferences in the province.

The main topic in the five-day meeting is the creation of strategies and protective measures against threats to the economy.

Finance secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando Tetanco Jr. will lead the meetings.

Meanwhile, some 5,400 security personnel from various agencies in Central Visayas have been deployed across the province.

“We are here to implement and solidify our security preparation, operational readiness and maximum utilization of our resources just to ensure that asean 2017 here in Cebu will be conducted very successfully and has the ultimate subjective of attaining zero incident,” PCSupt. Noli Talino said.

Noli Talino, the regional director of the Police Regional Office-7, said they have not received any security threats.

In addition, they have prepared for possible scenarios, and a contingency plan has been put in place.

“We are maximizing our deployment of policemen. Leaves of absences have been cancelled. Police presence is maximized in police stations,” Talino said.

The police are also ready in case protests take place at the venue of the meetings. —  Gladys Toabi | UNTV News & Rescue

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