TACLOBAN CITY- Security has been heightened across the region following the deadly terror attack in Davao City that killed 14 people and injured 71 others. All police line units in the region are mandated to implement new security measures in places of convergence such as terminals, airports; secure vital installations and camps and to further conduct security checkpoints and a random security stops to vehicles searches, said Senior Inspector Ma. Bella Rentuaya, regional police information officer.
The bombing incident at Davao City night market last Friday (Sept.2) night has killed 14 people and injured 71 others. No group has claimed the bombing incident which prompted President Rodrigo Duterte, former mayor of the Davao City, to place the entire country under a state of lawlessness violence.
In Tacloban City, security has long been a top priority. Police men were immediately deployed to airports, transit hubs and other crowded areas of the city. Superintendent Rolando Bade, Jr., city police director, said there is no known terror threat to the city. However, they are beefing up security at some strategic locations and employed uniformed and non-uniformed policemen as they continue to monitor the situation in Davao. The public are advised to remain vigilant and urged to turn their “fear into healthy awareness,” Bade said. Bade urged bus personnel and commuters to be on the lookout for some suspicious behavior of people and unattended packages. And if someone or something seems suspicious, don’t hesitate to contact local authorities as soon as possible through the following: Facebook Page “Pulis ha RehiyonOtso” with text hotline 09173114794 or 09478907155.