Foreigners who are thinking of joining in the demonstrations against foreign nations at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Manila this week might want to understand Philippines law.
The Philippine National Police said yesterday that any foreigner joining in the rallies in and around Manila during APEC will be arrested on-the-spot.
Director Jonathan Ferdinand Miano of the PNP Directorate for Operations said foreigners visiting the country must follow the rules set by the government.
“As a rule foreigners are not allowed to join protests so they will be arrested,” Miano said.
“So far we have not received any threat from terrorist groups. We are only anticipating protest actions that may disrupt the convoys of the APEC delegates,” he added.
Miano said that PNP officials have placed security measures as far back as six months ago.
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