PNP to go on full alert for ASEAN Summit


Posted at Nov 06 2017 09:27 AM

MANILA - The Philippine National Police (PNP) will go on full alert from November 8 to 15 for the upcoming 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and related meetings.

This means all leaves of absence of PNP personnel are cancelled as all of them are required to report for duty during the week-long event, where Asia's top leaders are expected to attend.

"We are prepared. We have not monitored any present and imminent threat towards the hosting of ASEAN. But we are not relaxing," PNP chief, Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa told reporters on Monday.

The PNP chief also said there was no truth to social media posts urging the public to avoid malls during the ASEAN Summit week.

"Hoax lang 'yan," said Dela Rosa.

Top leaders from the Southeast Asian region, along with their partner countries and delegates, are expected to attend the summit and its related meetings from November 10 to 14.

US President Donald Trump is also set to attend the summit in Manila and meet with President Rodrigo Duterte.