Davao City has received threats from ISIS, the international terrorist organization responsible for various deadly attacks in different countries that left hundreds of people dead, Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte confirmed Thursday.
A report on Balitanghali of GMA News TV quoted Duterte as saying that he has already communicated with the police and military to look into the veracity of the information.
However, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has yet to verify the supposed threat.
“I haven’t received any similar report but as always terrorist threats are part of our intelligence units monitoring efforts,” said AFP chief Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya.
This was echoed by AFP spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla. “We have no information on this yet,” he said in a text message to GMA News Online.
Duterte, son of President Rodrigo Duterte and the city’s acting mayor while Mayor Sara Duterte, his sister, is on leave, has also ordered tightened security in the whole city.
Specifically, the vice mayor directed policemen to secure key entry and exit points to the city and coordinate with police units from nearby provinces.
Duterte also called on the public to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious person or activity to authorities.
Source GMA News