Law enforcement authorities have not detected any security threat that could mar the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meetings in the province, said Gov. Edgar Chatto.
Despite bomb threats received by the Philippine Coast Guard in Ormoc City, Chatto said that there are no significant signs that there will be disruption in Boholâ€™s hosting of meetings among ASEAN leaders.
The governor issued his assessment during an inter-agency conference for ASEAN 2017 which was joined by Region 7 police director Chief Supt. Noli TaliÃ±o, police station chiefs and other officials.
According to Chatto, one of the priorities of the local ASEAN organizing committee is the implementation of security measures for the duration of the ASEAN dignitariesâ€™ stay in Bohol.
The leaders from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam will be in the province from April 18-21.
Although no significant threats have been detected, Chatto ordered all concerned agencies to not let their guard down particularly as Bohol is near Mindanao where rebel groups abound.
The provinceâ€™s chief executive also urged local government units to extend support to law enforcement agencies in maintaining peace and order during the three-day event. (R. Tutas)