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ASEAN EVENT

Clark security tightened for defense meet

/ 05:10 AM October 21, 2017

CLARK FREEPORT—This former US air base-turned-economic hub is now secured by 9,377 policemen two days before the opening of the four-day 11th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMM) starting Oct. 22.

The policemen gathered at the Challenger’s Field inside Philippine Air Force City here on Friday for personnel accounting.

They also trained in close protection, hostage negotiation, radio operation and procedures, pistol proficiency and civil disturbance management to ensure their readiness for the meeting, said Chief Supt. Amador Corpus, Central Luzon police director.

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“I’m asking the public to help secure the delegates by providing relevant and timely information on unscrupulous activities to the police through social media (Twitter @rpio_pro3, Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/PIORegionThree, or through the hotline 09998838327).

Local governments near Clark have not suspended classes or work during the Oct. 22-25 meetings. —TONETTE OREJAS

Check out our Asean 2017 special site for important information and latest news on the 31st Asean Summit to be held in Manila on Nov. 13-15, 2017. Visit http://inquirer.net/asean-2017.

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