Seven Filipino groups yesterday called off a demonstration against Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo after police moved the rally five blocks from their preferred site. The groups said they would hold an 'indignation rally' at the Philippine Consulate tomorrow to protest against the ban on demonstrating at the Hong Kong International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Hitec) in Kowloon Bay on Sunday. Mrs Arroyo starts a two-day official visit to Hong Kong - the first for a Philippine president since the handover - on Sunday by meeting 4,000 Filipinos at Hitec. She is due to meet Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa on Monday before giving the keynote address at the World Economic Forum at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. About 600 people were expected to protest on Sunday to urge Mrs Arroyo to improve working conditions for Filipinos in Hong Kong. Connie Bragas-Regalado, chairwoman of the United Filipinos, said: 'We decided to call off the rally. Police moved our protest area several blocks away in front of DCH Motors on Wang Chiu Road. We couldn't even see Hitec,' she said. Philippine Consul-General Zeneida Angara-Collinson said her office had allocated the front of Hitec to about 2,000 supporters. 'I'd rather have welcomers. The President is the head of state and this is the first official visit,' she said. She appealed to Filipinos to show their President respect. 'We should show a house united, not a house divided,' she said. Sau Mau Ping district police commander Chief Superintendent Au Yiu-kwan said the rally conditions were decided after talks with organisers and the consulate. 'We asked them not to bring any banners as Mrs Arroyo is a president and should be given presidential treatment. We said no objects like bottles would be allowed,' Mr Au said.