Cops deploy in metro amid terror plot

METRO Manila police Chief Oscar Albayalde on Friday  ordered the deployment of SWAT and K-9 units to schools and universities in the area due the series of bomb threats following the bomb attack in Davao City that killed 14 people and wounded 70 others.

He gave the order even as National Police chief Ronald Dela Rosa ordered his men to intensify their checkpoint operations to protect key cities and urban centers from criminals and terrorists.

Oplan Sita. Members of the Quezon City Police District’s Task Force Oplan Sita conduct a random checkpoint at the University of the Philippines in Quezon City as part of the police’s nationwide full alert following the Davao City bombing that killed 15 people and injured 70. 
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In Davao City, the police are still studying all clues that will lead to the arrest of the suspect behind the bombing of the Roxas night market on Sept. 2.

The terrorist group Abu Sayyaf claimed responsibility for the attack, but Chief Inspector Andrea dela Cerna said they were looking at all the possible suspects.    

“We are not focusing on a single group.”

Albayalde ordered all police units to help the military secure the cities and provinces.

He said the deployment of security personnel in schools and universities was a response to the request of the Education Department to help secure Metro Manila. 

He ordered his men to coordinate with  school authorities and to deploy bus marshalls. 

“The police are on top of the situation,” Albayalde said. 

“However, we request that any information, any observation must be reported immediately to the nearest police stations so that we can respond correctly and appropriately.”

Topics: Metro Manila , Chief Oscar Albayalde , Deployment of SWAT and K-9 units , Bomb threats
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