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PNP monitors no terror threat amid Japan’s warning – Eleazar

BUT HE SAYS INTELLIGENCE WORK CONTINUING
/ 05:21 PM September 14, 2021
PNP monitors no terror threat amid Japan's warning - Eleazar

FILE – A policeman inspects a vehicle entering Mabalacat City in Pampanga. (Photo from the Mabalacat City Police)

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has not monitored any terrorist threat in the country following the Japanese foreign ministry’s warning for its citizens in Southeast Asian countries, Police Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said.

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Still, Eleazar assured the public on Tuesday that they closely monitor all reports coming from their foreign and domestic counterparts, stressing that they will not let their guard down under any circumstances.

“We have not received any report on possible terror attacks as advised by the Japan Foreign Ministry but this does not mean that we would lower our guard on this matter,” Eleazar said in a statement.

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The PNP chief said they had been continuously monitoring recent incidents, especially since the September 11th commemorations and the siege of Marawi City in Lanao del Sur.

He added that the police force would also continue to cooperate with the military to ward off any possible threat.

“Noon pa man ay patuloy ang aming intelligence-monitoring especially after the 9/11 attack in the US and the Marawi City incident, at nananatiling maigting ang ating pakikipag-ugnayan sa iba’t-ibang bansa laban sa terorismo through information-sharing and strategic partnership in dealing with terror groups,” Eleazar explained.

(Even before our intelligence-monitoring activities have been constant, especially after the 9/11 attack in the US and the Marawi City incident, and our cooperation with other countries in the fight against terrorism has been strong and consistent, through information-sharing and strategic partnership in dealing with terror groups.)

“Kasama dito ang pagpapalakas ng ugnayan ng inyong kapulisan sa iba’t- ibang komunidad at stakeholders upang matiyak na hindi tayo malulusutan sa anumang plano ng mga teroristang grupo sa anumang lugar sa ating bansa,” he added.

(This includes strengthening the coordination of your police organization with other community stakeholders to ensure that no terror incident would slip through us, regardless of what terror group is planning any harm.)

On Monday, Japan’s Foreign Ministry warned its citizens of “increased risks such as suicide bombings” in Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Myanmar.

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Japanese citizens in these countries were urged to stay away from crowds and religious facilities.

For the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ part, they said that no terror threat linked to the Japan warning had reached them as of now.

READ: PH military: No report of terror threat linked to Japan warning 

While Eleazar assured Filipinos that PNP is still monitoring possible threats, it also asked the public to remain vigilant and report to authorities suspicious persons who may be a threat to communities.

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