WATCH | PICC lockdown; AFP assures tight ASEAN Summit security

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Tight security in place for the upcoming ASEAN Summit.

In the face of the skirmishes between government security forces and a terrorist band of Abu Sayyaf Group in the province of Bohol over the past couple of weeks, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) maintained Tuesday that the security measures in place for the holding of the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) Summit remain tight and under full control.

The AFP Spokesman, Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, said there are “o security threats” reported in relation to the ASEAN Summit being held in Manila: “All agencies have been reporting the same thing. The summit is clear from threats. So, safe to say, maayos po.” the AFP spokesperson said.

The security measures, however, are something else. On the big meeting days of the Summit, traffic flow in the proximity of the venues could experience lurch-and-stop periods, especially when official motor convoys are on the move.

The periphery of the Philippine International Convention Center Complex would be under special watch and subjected to strict access control: Nobody who has no official business associated with the Summit will not be allowed ingress and egress.

That means, including the vehicles and movement of human traffic that have already pre-scheduled to hold academic commencement exercise.

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