APEC Security Task Force: No reported incidents during APEC week

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Apart from protests held in the past few days, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Security Task Force said there were no untoward APEC-related incidents reported during APEC Week.

The Task Force reported that security operations proceeded as planned, due to the whole government's approach in ensuring the safety and security of economic leaders.

Despite this, the Philippine National Police (PNP) will still be on full alert, while the Armed Forces will maintain its red alert status.

As a result, all 32,000 security personnel will be on standby until the last economic leader leaves the country.

The Task Force also mentioned that there was no threat to security in Metro Manila as APEC activities wrap up.

The "no sail" and "no fly" policies were lifted, but restrictions on general aviation activities will remain until 7 p.m. of Friday (November 20).

Authorities have also said that they are verifying reports of a bomb scare in NAIA, but have yet to receive any confirmation.

Security officials said they would have a graduated downgrading of the alert level status in the coming days.