No need to raise terror alert, situation ‘normal,’ military says
MANILA, Philippines – Describing the situation as “normal”, the military said there was no need to raise the alert status on Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack in New York.
“We find no need to raise the terror alert as we have not received any reports of any threats,” said Colonel Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos, AFP public affairs chief.
But Burgos added that the AFP was intensifying its intelligence collection efforts and continuing the conduct of “sustained security operations” particularly in the countryside.
“We will further strengthen our linkages with other security forces and law enforcement agencies particularly the Philippine National Police in terms of intelligence sharing,” Burgos said.
In addition, he said, unit commanders would be given the authority and prerogative to raise alert level conditions depending on their assessment of the security situation in their respective localities.
“Your Armed Forces is always ready to protect you. We guarantee you that the security we deliver is heightened and constant,” Burgos said.
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