“We have received information, but these are not validated threats,” military spokesman Lt. Col. Bartolome Bacarro said.
“We are not discounting the possibility that some… threat groups would take advantage of the ASEAN summit, but security forces… are all pepared and all contingencies have been taken into consideration.”
Civilians will be banned from carrying guns in summit venues and flights will be restricted over those places.
Security officials suspect that militants could strike elsewhere in the country, to thwart security measures in Cebu.
A government report cited Indonesian-based Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) and the Philippine-based Abu Sayyaf and Moro Islamic Liberation Front as possible threats at the summit.