Dr. Lorenzo A. Clavejo, Assistant Director General of the Strategic Management Staff of the National Security Council, explains the link between terrorism and transnational organized crime.

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) continues to respond to the training needs of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) personnel. In its latest Course on Security Threats: Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism, FSI’s Carlos P. Romulo School of Diplomacy gathered together security experts to teach and train 19 DFA personnel.

The Course was conducted from 06 to 08 August 2019.

Covering the impact of security issues on the country’s political, social, and economic settings, the Course included sessions from the following Resource Persons:

  • Atty. Hazel Joves, Office of the Special Envoy on Transnational Crime
  • Mr. Mark Anthony Viray, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Mr. Er Erman Robin, Bureau of Immigration
  • Mr. Jesse Pascasio, National Coast Watch Council Secretariat
  • Dr. Lorenzo Clavejo, National Security Council

Dr. Clavejo emphasized a pronouncement from President Rodrigo Duterte on the importance of a citizenry secured in all aspects: “There can never be real, tangible, and felt development without making our people feel secure. And it is our duty to uplift our people’s welfare.”

Mr. Er German T. Robin (center), Deputy Head for Operations of the Bureau of Immigration, lecturer on the topic “Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling”, with the participants.

DFA personnel whose work are related to data gathering, reporting, and prevention of transnational crime and terrorism participated in the seminar.