Albayalde orders full alert

November 23, 2018
Oscar D. Albayalde
Oscar D. Albayalde

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday ordered police forces in Samar and Negros islands to be on full alert to prevent acts of terror and other criminal activities by the New People’s Army and other lawless elements.

According to PNP spokesman Chief Superintendent Benigno B. Durana Jr., the PNP through the Directorate  for Operations and concerned Directorates for Integrated Police Operations  and Police Regional Offices  particularly in the provinces of the Bicol Region, and the provinces comprising the islands of Samar and Negros have alerted all police forces in these areas to be ready for and step up proactive operations against lawless violence and acts of terror, and prevent these from spreading to other areas.

“Employing the framework of the AFP-PNP Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Center (JPSCC) in the national and regional levels, the PNP will realign deployment of forces according to intelligence assessment and threat evaluation with the underlying objective to thwart any attempt by domestic threat groups to commit acts of violence,” Durana said.

The PNP spokesman said that concerned PNP Regional Directors have been given discretionary authority to raise alert conditions and redeploy forces as necessary.