Heavily armed counterterrorism units patrol the streets, a rarely used anti-explosives vehicle capable of signal jamming will be deployed, as will members of the elite VIP Protection Unit.

Duterte, who arrives late on Tuesday and is considered a relatively high-risk target because of the extrajudicial killings he has sanctioned at home, will also be accompanied by a significant police presence wherever he goes.

“The threat level to Duterte himself is relatively high, so we will mount a security operation to protect him,” a government source said on Monday, stressing that the city’s terrorism threat level itself remained “moderate”.

The source added: “Elite members of the Counter Terrorism Response Unit are expected to make a rare showing and carry heavy weapons, including MP5 machine guns and SIG 516 assault rifles, to patrol the area wherever the president goes.”

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