THE Philippine National Police (PNP) said they have not received any report about possible terror attacks in the country.
The declaration came as the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned about potential attacks in Southeast Asia.
Regardless, PNP Chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar said they are continuously monitoring intelligence reports from both local and foreign intelligence units.
“We have not received any report on possible terror attacks as advised by the Japan Foreign Ministry but this does not mean that we would lower our guard on this matter,” PGen Eleazar said.
Eleazar issued the statement after the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned of the risks of attacks like suicide bombings in countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Myanmar.
PGen Eleazar assured the public that the PNP continues its intensified intelligence-gathering measures to prevent any atrocities being plotted by lawless and terror groups, whether local or international.
He said the police are also continuing to work with the military to secure the country, as well as with other groups and stakeholders in the communities to ensure peace and order in the society.
PGen Eleazar also stressed that since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, police units, especially those in the Mindanao region, have been alerted so they could prevent the possibility of spillover of the hostilities from the country, which may be perpetrated by local terrorists.
The Chief PNP then sought cooperation from the public and asked them to immediately report to authorities if they encounter suspicious individuals who could threaten the safety in every community.