Morning jog, a security risk?


To show how serious security is during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit, authorities barred a delegate from Colombia from jogging along Roxas Boulevard on Tuesday morning.

A police officer who asked not to be named identified the delegate as Jacqueline Hernandez.

She was escorted from the Baywalk to the Service Road where she was questioned by security officers.

Hernandez told the police that the President of Colombia, Manuel Santos, was also planning to jog along the Manila Bay Baywalk area and she volunteered to scout the area.

Nonetheless, she was told that Baywalk had been declared a no-walk, no-jog area. She was then escorted out of the vicinity.

Santos and the rest of Colombian delegation arrived on Monday afternoon and were welcomed by officials led by Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.

Colombia is not a member of APEC but was invited as an observer.


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  1. Ms. Jacqueline Hernandez and Pres. Manuel Santos, kindly accept my apologies.

    Not all of us here are stupid. Again, apologies.

  2. Gloria M. Kuizon on

    Tama naman! If Roxas is a no wallk boulevard now, not even President Bugokno Aquino, President Obama or President Xi should be allowed there. Not even the US ambassador should be allowed to walk to his own embassy!