The Philippine National Police (PNP) is monitoring all threat groups operating in the country to thwart any attempt to disrupt peace following the reported foiled terror plot against the United States last week, a ranking police official said Tuesday.
PNP spokesman Sr. Supt. Agrimero Cruz Jr. said while there is no direct threat against the Philippines coming from any group, the PNP is closely monitoring all possible sources of threat.
”The intelligence community is monitoring constantly plans, movements and other activities of different threat groups in the country to ensure that they will not move and there will be no bad incident in the country,” said Cruz.
”All the threat groups in order to get some ideas from other groups… all of them are being monitored for the security and safety of our people,” Cruz added.
Among the major threat groups operating in the country are the communist New People’s Army (NPA), the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group.
On Friday, two air freight packages containing bombs — both sent from Yemen and addressed to synagogues in Chicago — were intercepted in Britain and Dubai.