Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr., director general of APEC National Organizing Council (APEC-NOC) admitted that the safety and protection for economy members and leaders is the biggest challenge in their preparation for the APEC Leaders' Summit.
Because of their powerful influence, these people are on the top security concern;
- US President Barack Obama
- Chinese President Xi Jinping
- and Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin but already withdraw his participation on the APEC Summit Manila.