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LOOK: Security beefed up in Clark ahead of arrival of world leaders for Asean

/ 09:00 PM November 10, 2017

Policemen and Army personnels conduct checkpoint operations at the Main Gate of Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, in preparation for Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit and Related Summits on November 12-14.
NINO JESUS ORBETA / Philippine Daily Inquirer

CLARK FREEPORT — Police have placed the Clark Freeport Zone under heavy guard ahead of the arrival of world leaders for the Asean Summit next week.

Supt. Fe Greñas, police regional spokesperson in Central Luzon, said on Friday that around 11,000 personnel from different government agencies have been deployed to secure Clark.

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Clark is a former US military base located about 90 kilometers north of Manila. It is also a host to the closed-door preparatory meetings of senior leaders ahead of the Summit in Manila.

About 8,000 of these personnel deployed are from the police, in charge of the security around Clark and the North Luzon Expressway leading to Manila.

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As of posting time, Greñas said they have not received information on any terror or security threat but they continue to be vigilant.

World leaders participating in the Summit are expected to fly into the country starting Saturday via the Clark International Airport. The leaders of Cambodia and Myanmar are expected to arrive on Saturday.

Policemen and Army personnels conduct checkpoint operations at the Main Gate of Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, in preparation for Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit and Related Summits on November 12-14.
NINO JESUS ORBETA / Philippine Daily Inquirer

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