NCRPO: No terror threats in Metro Manila

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 05 2016 01:00 PM

MANILA - The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) allayed fears that a terror attack will hit Metro Manila in the wake of the deadly Friday night explosion in Davao City. 

Speaking to ABS-CBN News' "Umagang Kay Ganda," NCRPO director, Chief Superintendent Oscar Albayalde said there are no validated reports of an impending terror threat in the metropolis. 

He added that there is no truth to a text message that circulated some two weeks ago, saying that four women will launch an attack in Metro Manila. 

"Wala pong confirmation iyun pero si syempre hindi po natin ipinawawalang bahala," he said. (That had no confirmation, but we are not brushing it aside.)

Abu Sayyaf bandits have claimed responsibility for the explosion that killed 14 individuals in Davao City's Roxas Night Market. The group also warned that similar attacks should be expected in the coming days. 

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But Albayalde assured the public that the 28,000-strong NCRPO is on full alert to suppress any security threat. 

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The NCRPO, he said, will bolster checkpoint operations and maximize police visibility.