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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