Dela Rosa allays fears over alleged Maute plot in Metro


Posted at Jun 24 2017 06:19 PM

PNP Chief Dir. Gen. Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa rallies troops in Negros Oriental. Video courtesy of Annie Perez, ABS-CBN News.

MANILA - Philippine National Police Chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Saturday reiterated his appeal to the public not to panic over an alleged plot by Maute extremists to attack Metro Manila.

The supposed plan by the Islamic State-inspired group, which was contained in a leaked police memo, was based on "raw information," Dela Rosa told DZMM.

Dela Rosa said the PNP was on top of situation.

Also on Saturday, Dela Rosa ordered tighter security in Iloilo province following an attack on a municipal police station.

Dela Rosa said the police would procure more patrol boats with the Coast Guard to increase security at sea.

Suspected communist rebels attacked the municipal police station in Maasin town on June 18 and carted away 11 M16 rifles, 4 pistols, ammunition, and VHF radios. -- with a report from Annie Fe Perez, ABS-CBN News