MANILA, Philippines — The Department of foreign affairs (DFA) considers the Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) leader’s summit as the biggest meeting to be hosted by the Philippines, this year’s ASEAN chairman.
The summit will run from the 13th to the 15th of November.
According to the DFA, one of the topics that would be discussed in the meeting is the creation of a code of conduct in the West Philippine Sea to the east the tension among the countries claiming sovereignty over the said body of water.
“Of course when there is tension, our fishermen are also affected. When the tension is too high, we could not talk well. We could not cooperate well on the matters that we should address,” said the DFA spokesperson.
Malacañang also confirmed that United States President Donald Trump will also attend the meeting.
The prime ministers of Japan, Australia, and Canada will also attend as well as the foreign minister of China.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is also expected to participate in the summit to discuss the role of the regional bloc in the global fight against terrorism.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) continues to prepare for the meeting in November.
About 9,000 policemen are to be deployed in metro manila and other areas across Luzon.
The biggest number of cops will be assigned to the civil disturbance management unit as to prepare for possible protests.
“We expect some protesters here although we are not expecting many but we have monitored that some groups want to hold a protest,” said NCRPO chief PDir. Oscar Albayalde.
Authorities will also monitor the Clark City in Pampanga as the delegates are expected to land there.
The world leaders who will attend the summit are expected to start arriving in the Philippines on the eight of November.
Authorities will also conduct a series of dry runs on areas the convoy of delegates will pass through like SCTEX, NLEX, EDSA and Roxas Boulevard.
They will also implement a stop and go scheme every time a delegate will pass by.
The public is advised to expect more convoy dry runs in the coming days. — Rajel Adora | UNTV News & Rescue
125,000 jobs available in nationwide job fairs on Independence Day — DOLE
Nearly 125,000 job openings await Filipinos in job fairs across the country on June 12 in celebration of the nation’s 120th Independence Day.
Over 60,000 jobs are being offered for local employment. Top job vacancies include production machine operators, construction workers, company drivers, service crews, customer service representatives, factory workers and sales agents.
There are 7,000 vacant positions for officers and enlisted personnel in the AFP, PNP, Philippine Navy and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.
Over 53,000 jobs overseas are open for service workers, nurses, engineers, labor workers, sales personnel, and carpenters.
Foreign countries with job openings include Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, Japan, Oman and New Zealand.
DOLE assured that all participating companies in the jobs and business fair will not offer contractual jobs in line with the government’s directive to regularize all workers and end illegal contractualization in the country.
“We saw to it that nothing like that is included. All these employers are legitimate,” said DOLE Undersecretary Jing Paras. – Aiko Miguel | UNTV News & Rescue
108 nabbed in simultaneous anti-criminality operations in Rizal
Officers of the Rizal Provincial Police Office, headed by Acting Provincial Director PSSupt. Lou Frias Evangelista (left), present suspects arrested in a series of anti-criminality operations (SACO) in Rizal Province.
The Philippine National Police have arrested over 108 suspects in a series of anti-criminality operations (SACO) in Rizal Province.
Alleged offenders were arrested for cases of frustrated murder, homicide, physical injury, robbery, theft and car napping.
Thirty-nine of the suspects are on the wanted list; six of whom are among PNP’s most wanted persons; and two were killed in Antipolo City.
PNP Rizal Acting Provincial Director PSSupt. Lou Frias Evangelista said, “Nung nakita po nila yung ating kapulisan na parating na ay pinutukan po sila. Syempre gumanti po yung ating kapulisan. At sa kasamaang palad ay naneutralize po nila yung dalawang tao na tungkol sa search warrant.”
(The suspects open fired when they saw the police approaching. The police retaliated of course and unfortunately killed two of the warrant’s subjects.)
Police confiscated from the arrested personalities seven loose firearms which include hand guns, shotguns and a hand grenade. They also found 237 sachets of suspected shabu and four sachets of suspected marijuana.
The Rizal Crime Laboratory Office is currently processing the evidence for presentation at the Rizal Prosecutors Office. — Jennica Cruz | UNTV News & Rescue
PNP revamps top officials; Eleazar is new NCRPO chief
Calabarzon Police Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar is the new chief of National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).
The Philippine National Police has implemented a major revamp of its top officials.
Calabarzon Police Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar will be replacing PDir. Camilo Cascolan as National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief.
PDir. Camilo Cascolan will be heading the Civil Security Group, replacing PDir Federico Larosa Dulay who will be transferred to the Office of the Chief PNP.
PRO Cordillera PCSupt Edward Carranza will be taking over the post of Eleazar in Calabarzon.
From NCRPO, PCSupt Rolando Nana will be replacing Carranza in PRO Cordillera, while PCSupt Rolando Anduyan of PRO ARMM is taking over Nana’s post at the NCRPO.
The revamp will take effect starting today, June 1, 2018. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue