PNP on alert as rebel group marks anniversary

By Miriam P. Aquino, PIA 1, La Union


CAMP DIEGO SILANG, San Fernando City, March 27 (PIA) — Law enforcers were placed on alert days before the Communist Party of the Philippines/New Peoples’ Army/National Democratic Front mark its founding anniversary on March 29.

Sr. Supt. Ramon Rafael, La Union Police provincial director, raised the alarm on possible hostilities that the members of the communist rebels may initiate as they mark the group’s 44th anniversary.

Rafael reminded all police chiefs and company commanders under his command to be on alert for possible aggressions that the group might initiate ahead of March 29.

The Philippine National Police are on the lookout for possible attacks that include harassments of police personnel, ambuscades, raids, sabotage of cellular sites and vital installations and other treacherous acts.

Rafael also urged the public to stay vigilant for possible acts of terrorism designed to provoke chaos.

He, however, assured that coordination among government’s armed forces and police agencies has been set in place to address possible threats.

The PNP, Armed Forces of the Philippines, local government units and other stakeholders recently met for a joint security and coordinating council briefing to address possible security concerns.#