Cebu businesses tighten security amid Abu Sayyaf alert
CEBU CITY — Businesses in Cebu have tightened their security and have linked up with the police for the prompt sharing of information after the Central Visayas police alerted the entire region that a group of Abu Sayyaf terrorists has entered the Cebu province to kidnap foreigners and possibly bomb malls and other commercial centers.
A business group has urged its members to immediately report to authorities questionable personalities.
“In the light of the latest warning from the PNP (Philippine National Police), we enjoin the business community to be extra cautious and to exercise increased security measures in the various public and private business establishments,” said Melanie Ng, president of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI).
She said it has always been prudent for businesses to exercise caution and beef up security in the conduct of daily activities and operations. The CCCI has about 700 member-businesses that range from micro-enterprises to large corporations based in Cebu. SFM
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