Armed men sighted in Negros Occidental town; military, police on alert

Meneil Lopez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 15 2017 08:10 AM | Updated as of Apr 15 2017 04:02 PM

The Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army are on alert after armed men were allegedly sighted in Cauayan, Negros Occidental Friday night. Meneil Lopez, ABS-CBN News

BACOLOD CITY - The Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army are on alert after receiving information about the presence of alleged armed men in Sitio Capaclan Barangay Inayawan, Cauayan, Negros Occidental Friday night.

Cauayan Police Chief, Chief Inspector Ruben Pajarito said they received the information through their intelligence report. He said the
number of alleged armed men who got off the boat was undetermined.

The PNP and the Philippine Army were not able to penetrate the area as there were stone barriers. But they said they conducted a check point at the nearest barangay.

Pajarito believes that this was not made by a terrorist group.

Authorities have informed the people in coastal barangays to cooperate with them and immediately inform them if they notice any suspicious person or activity.

The PNP and the Philippine Army assured the public that there is nothing to worry about in terms of safety and security of residents in Cauayan.