Statement of Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II on the meeting with U.S. Department Undersecretary for Homeland Security, Intelligence and Analysis David J. Glawe

08 March 2018

"To effectively wage the global war against terrorism,

we need to adopt a multi-faceted and a multi-pronged approach.

This will require us to work closely with our allies and to maintain good working relations with them as we share knowledge and resources for the eradication of a borderless menace.

The meeting with Undersecretary Glawe is a positive step towards that direction."

                                  - Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II

Last Friday, March 2, 2018, I together with Undersecretary Erickson H. Balmes and Bureau of Immigration Commission, Jaime Morente with the team of Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), David J. Glawe at the DOJ.

The meeting with Undersecretary Glawe, the Chief Intelligence Officer of the Department of Homeland Security, was set to allow us to discuss matters of mutual interest and continued cooperation in the areas related to counter-terrorism efforts beneficial to both the Philippine and the United States, specifically; Advanced Passenger Information/Passenger Name Record, Enhanced information sharing, Sharing of Watch Lists/Access to Databases, Biometric Screening, Fraudulent Document Training, and Increased capability for internet/social media monitoring.

Both parties expressed their respective commitments to foster closer ties and to explore other areas of possible collaboration in the future.

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