Close  

Cebu businesses tighten security amid Abu Sayyaf alert

/ 11:31 PM October 24, 2016
Melanie Ng, president of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

Melanie Ng, president of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

“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

FEATURED STORIES

Philippine Army soldiers have been backing up the Cebu City Police to secure the metropolis of the Visayas after the Sept. 2 Davao City bombing. (CDN FILE PHOTO/ JUNJIE MENDOZA)

Philippine Army soldiers have been backing up the Cebu City Police to secure the metropolis of the Visayas after the Sept. 2 Davao City bombing. (CDN FILE PHOTO/ JUNJIE MENDOZA)

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: abu sayyaf, Acts of terror, Bombing, Business, Cebu, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Cebu City, Cebu City Police Office, Central Visayas Regional Police, Crime, Kidnapping, law enforcement, Melanie Ng, Police Regional Office in Central Visayas, police surveillance, Public safety, Security
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.