PNP tightens security measures, intelligence gathering after Boston bombing

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PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Tuesday it has beefed up its intelligence monitoring of the Abu Sayyaf and other threat groups in the country in the wake of the twin bombings during the Boston Marathon event in Boston, Massachussets.

Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr., PNP spokesperson, said various police units have been coordinating with the Armed Forces of the Philippines, National Bureau of Investigation and the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency to thwart possible attempts of local threat groups to sow terror in the country.

He said the PNP would do its best “to ensure that this incident will not happen in our country.”

“I wish to announce that we have not monitored any specific and similar threat. We assure the general public that the PNP will be on guard against security threats,” Cerbo said in a news briefing at Camp Crame.

“With that bombing incident in Boston, we will intensify our intelligence monitoring. We are ready for any eventuality,” he added.

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    Mabuhay kayo mga PNP !! Basta wala lang kotongan sa kapwang kayumangmangs ng bayan. May you keep us safe and secure and not be bullied by excessive and abusive police powers.

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        Here is your Mother land:

        A fire at an Internet cafe spread to a hotel on the upper floors of a building in central China, killing 13 people and injuring 50 others.

        Some of the hotel guests escaped and firefighters rescued others from the building in Xiangyang city in Hubei province. The fire started just after 6:30 a.m. Sunday and was extinguished before 9 a.m., the official Xinhua News Agency said.

        It said 42 of the hotel’s 50 rooms were occupied.

        Two Xiangyang firefighters said the fire started in an Internet cafe on the floor below the hotel in a five-story building. They refused to be identified, as is common with Chinese officials.

        One of the firefighters said the Internet cafe was on the second floor and the hotel on the three floors above. He said the cause of the fire was under investigation.

        Footage shown on the state-run China News Service showed smoke billowing out of the hotel’s windows as firefighters sprayed water at the building and one climbed up a rope. A man and a woman were shown awaiting rescue at one window, the man covering his mouth with a cloth. A woman climbed down a ladder, helped by firefighters. Inside the hotel, bedding was blackened, as was a corridor filled.

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        Kayumangmang squatters need your attention. Pls join your local ChinoPino Volunteer Fire Brigades to help the kapwang kababayan s in cases of fires and other natural and manmade disasters..

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        They don’t have terrorist from other countries. Their citizens are with virus are more than a terror.

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