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IN PHOTOS: Philippines prepares to welcome ASEAN Summit 2017 guests

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IN PHOTOS: Philippines prepares to welcome ASEAN Summit 2017 guests

LeAnne Jazul

A day before delegates to the ASEAN Summit 2017 are to start arriving, Manila is in a frenzy for last-minute preparations

MANILA, Philippines – A day before delegates to the ASEAN Summit 2017 were to start arriving, Manila was in bustling with last-minute preparations.

We mean, not just government workers and contractors, and suppliers checking logistics at the International Media Center and the meeting venues, but also enforcers who will implement a modified traffic scheme, and activists either protesting the summit or pushing for issues they want resolved.

Here is the frenzy of Friday, November 10, captured by Rappler’s photographers. 

Schedule of activities: ASEAN Summit, November 12-14, 2017

WELCOME. An arch welcomes delegates near the summit venue at the Philippine International Convention Center. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

DECOR. An ASEAN sign with resembling the parol, a famous local lantern. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

SUMMIT VENUE. The ASEAN summit will take place at the Philippine International Convention Center. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

UNITY. National flags are participating nations are up at the venue. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

COLORFUL. The Interational Media Center for the ASEAN 2017 at the World Trade Center in Pasay. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

MEDIA CENTER. Set-up for the hundreds of foreign journalists expected to arrive for the summit. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

FOOD FOR ALL. The dining area for the International Media Center. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

ANTI-TRUMP. Some protesters vandalize ASEAN posters to protest President Trump's visit. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

BAN TRUMP. Protesters hold posters and draw images calling for a ban on Trump from entering the country. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

SEND-OFF. Participating agencies for the implementation of security for the coming ASEAN Summit gather at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila for their deployment on November 5, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

READY. The government holds a send-off ceremony on November 5, 2017 at the Quirino Grandstand for 59,276 security forces who will be mobilized for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PATROL. Members of the Philippine Coastguard Special Operations Group patrol the Manila Bay coastline as they implement the strict no sail and no fishing zones during the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits on November 7, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DEMO. Members of the ASEAN 2017 CSPOEPR Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) monitors the streets surrounding the ASEAN venues during a short capability demonstration at their command center in Pasay City on November 7, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

– Rappler.com

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