IEC organizers want APEC-type security plan

By: Apple Ta-as November 25,2015 - 02:09 AM

ORGANIZERS of next year’s International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) held a closed-door meeting with top police officials yesterday to discuss security plans for the event that will  draw more than 10,000 foreign and local delegates in January.

Chief Supt. Prudencio Bañas, Police Regional Office (PRO-7) chief, said he will ask for additional personnel from other provinces  to secure the delegates.

“The IEC organizers wanted a template similar to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit here last September and October, but we told them  the template was based on an executive order of Malacañang,” Bañas said.

He and other police officials  walked through  the new IEC Pavilion behind the archdiocesan seminary along Pope John Paul II Avenue in barangay Mabolo, Cebu City where most of the activities will be held.

Bañas also talked with Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Villarojo and the IEC organizing committee about their preparations.

He said this includes preparations on how to handle media coverage for the event.

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