MANILA - The Philippines has to raise its alarm against terror threats following the deadly attacks in Paris, a security analyst said on Sunday.

Professor Rommel Banlaoi said the Philippine government as well as all citizens should be wary of the threats emanating from the terrorist organization ISIS, considering its presence in the country and its spreading global acts.

“We should not be complacent about the threat posed by ISIS because right now, we monitored at least six self-proclaimed ISIS followers in the Philippines. And if you will review all the videos of the Abu Sayyaf Group, they are displaying the black flag of ISIS, so they are bandwagoning on the popularity, the global popularity of ISIS now,” he said.

The ISIS claimed responsibility over the bombings and shootings on Friday night which resulted in over a hundred of deaths in Paris.

Banlaoi described the attacks as a major blow not only against France but against all democratic states such as the United States, Germany and Great Britain.

He said that the Philippines must also be cautious of ISIS' aggressive recruitment, especially with the presence of social media.

“Right now ISIS is very aggressive in recruiting followers through social media mechanism. They are very active in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and they don’t need to send actual organizers to go to the Philippines. They just need to access the Internet and start recruiting people from the Internet, particularly those younger ones," Banlaoi said.

The security analyst explained that preventing the influence of terror groups also requires addressing the country's pressing issues which terrorists use to invite and justify their violent acts.

"And the Philippines is vulnerable to the radical ideas of ISIS because of many underlying conditions and also because of the local grievances that ISIS can take advantage of,” Banlaoi said.

Banlaoi added that the present campaign against global terrorism has been more complicated and challenging, pointing out that the fight against terrorist groups is not limited to armed conflict but extends to a battle between ideas.

"This war against terrorism is not only a war against armed groups, this is a war against ideas because ISIS has the idea that is endorsing the use of violence and using the religion of Islam as a justification," he said.

"So for us the challenge is to present alternative ideas against ISIS and we have to convince others that the ideas being propagated by ISIS is not the universal idea," he added.