The province of Bohol is set to host later this month a conference among delegates of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) for the fourth time this year.
Acting Provincial Administrator John Mitchell Boiser told dyRD Balita on Thursday that ASEAN delegates are slated to hold meetings in Bohol from November 26 to 30.
The event, organized by the Department of Foreign Affairs, will be conducted in Panglao like with the three previous Asean gatherings this year, said Boiser.
Meanwhile, government forces including the military, police and coast guard have started security preparations for the five-day event.
Around 3,000 policemen will be deployed to secure meeting venues, said Police Regional Office 7 director Chief Supt. Jose Mario Espino said that
In previous gatherings of foreign delegates in the province earlier this year, government security forces also deployed thousands of personnel to guard meeting locations and surrounding areas.
A maritime task force was also formed to enforce no-sail and no-fly zones and to implement heightened security in waters off Panglao.
Bohol has hosted three ASEAN conferences this year and the 34-nation Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) which was also held in Panglao. (rt)