Security beefed up for ASEAN meet

Palawan welcomes senior officials of ASEAN for the Workshop on the Multilateral Court System of ASEAN being held at Sheridan Hotel &Spa in Puerto Princesa City

Security personnel have been deployed at Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayugan to ensure the safety of 71 senior economic officials and other delegates who will be meeting here for the Senior Economic Officials Meeting-European Union-Free Trade Agreement (SEOM-EU-FTA) as part of the ASEAN 2017.

Chief Superintendent Wilben Mayor, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) MIMAROPA Region, led the send off ceremony for the combined security personnel at the Sabang Wharf in Cabayugan as head of Task Group Palawan (TGP), according to City Police Office (CPO) spokersperson Police Inspector Pearl Lamban-Marzo.

“The send off ceremony was the start of the deployment of personnel for the senior economic officials meeting as part of the ASEAN 2017,” Marzo said.

Mayor said that the security personnel’s need for logistical resources will be supported by around 668 different assets and equipment.

“A total of 71 delegates will be arriving to attend the said activity that will be primarily hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry,” Marzo said.

Marzo said while several delegates have already started arriving in Puerto Princesa, the official event will be on October 3-5 at Sheridan Resort Hotel in Cabayugan.


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