Cop chief allays terror attack fears

September 11, 2019

BULACAN Police Provincial Office director, Colonel Chito G. Bersaluna yesterday allayed fears of an impending terror attack in the province including one which is supposed to have been hatched by ISIS sympathizers.

The official also downplayed a supposed memorandum from his office last September 6 which  claimed that ISIS-inspired terror groups are set to attack religious communities including Catholic churches in the province.

“Wala pong dapat ikaalarma ang ating mga kababayan.Totoo yung nag full alert kami over the weekend dahil mayroong malaking activity ang INC (Iglesia ni Cristo) sa Philippine Arena sa Bocaue at dahil sa week-long Singkaban Festival ng lalawigan ng Bulacan. Tayo po ay nagpapatupad ng mga security measures upang masiguro na maging mapayapa at matagumpay ang mga gawain sa ating mahal na lalawigan,” Bersaluna said.

Philippine National Police chief, General Oscar D. Albayalde also said they have not received any intelligence report on the supposed terror plot in Bulacan. However, he urged Bulakenyos as well as the rest of the citizenry to maintain their vigilance and to immediately report to the nearest police station any suspicious activities or movements of suspicious-looking persons as well as unattended packages and bags.

Gen. Albayalde said terror threats are mainly confined in some parts of Mindanao and they have been doing everything to prevent a possible spillover of violence in urban parts of the country including Metro Manila.