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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 11:20 PM
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GMA vows safe Asean summit (!)
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GMA vows safe Asean summit

By Aurea Calica
The Philippine Star 01/09/2007

President Arroyo assured her fellow Asian leaders yesterday of their safety when the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and East Asia summits take place in Cebu City. The summits begin tomorrow and end Monday.

"Our fight against terror goes hand in hand with the global and regional effort, Mrs. Arroyo said in Jolo, Sulu where she met with Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Gen. Hermogenes Esperon and other top military officials.

"As we face the ASEAN summit, we would like to assure all our allies in East Asia and beyond that the Filipino soldiery and people are on watch every hour of the day, determined to do their share to defeat terror for a more secure and safer world, she said.

She said the meetings in Cebu "will sustain the momentum in our collective fight against terror and in mopping up all forms of instability that affect the region.


The summits were originally scheduled for December last year, but were postponed at the last minute over typhoon concerns. But many quarters believed it was terror threats that forced the Arroyo administration to postpone the summit.

Australia, Britain, Canada and the United States have issued warnings that Al Qaeda-linked militants could stage attacks during the summit...cont'd

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