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Ilocos Norte PNP on full alert vs. terror threat

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LAOAG CITY — Members of the Ilocos Norte police force have increased
police visibility in places of convergence such as churches, business
establishments, bus stations and at the Laoag International Airport.

Lt. Col. Amador Quiocho, acting chief of the Laoag City police
reiterated to the public on Sunday to “always be vigilant, always be
ready and stay alert at all times.”

Since last week, law enforcers in the province along with some
augmentation force from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 1st
Company continue to conduct area security, police presence, and mobile
patrolling in downtown Laoag.

Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams in the 80 barangays of Laoag were
also deployed in public areas as they worked with the police on duty
day and night.

“We cannot discount the fact that terrorism is a worldwide problem and
it should be taken seriously,” said Quiocho as he reported the PNP and
the Armed Forces of the Philippines are doing their best to secure the
public against threat of terror attack.

“For now, the public is advised not to go to crowded places and report
to the PNP any potential threat that you observe in your area,” he
added as flyers and other education materials on crime prevention are
also being distributed to the locals.

The Laoag police hotline numbers are the following: 772-02-01,
0933-853-9013, and 0917-599-7414. (PNA)

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