MANILA

NCR police beef up security to thwart communist attacks

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) acting director Brigadier General Debold Sinas said on Friday, December 6, that they will intensify security operations in Metro Manila to thwart any attack on high ranking government officials who are allegedly on the hit list of the communist rebels.

“Ang gagawin namin is paigtingin ‘yung mga checkpoints at random checkpoints natin para sa mahuhuling magdala ng illegal possession of firearms,” he said.

(We will intensify the conduct of random checkpoints to guard against illegal possession of firearms.)

“Wala rin kasi kami alam kung sino-sino ang mga ito. Ang gagawin lang namin ay ipagpatuloy ang checkpoints namin, mga sita, curfew at ordinances,” Sinas added.

(We don't know who these people are. What we will do is continue the checkpoints and implement the curfew and other ordinances.)

Sinas made the statement after Major General Antonio Parlade Jr., spokesman of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF ELCAC), revealed the alleged “Oplan Hades” of the communist rebels which targets to execute counter-revolutionary officials.

Parlade said among those on the kill list of the communists are Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Ano, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., National Commission on Indigenous Peoples chairman Allen Capuyan and five former communist leaders who are helping the government’s anti-insurgency campaign.

Sinas said they will coordinate with the said personalities to ask them if they need additional security detail.

Año earlier shrugged off the threats against him saying he will never be intimidated by such “evil plot.”

”There is no need because my security measures are enough. Like a soldier, I am always prepared to fight!” he said.

Meanwhile, Sinas said the NCRPO is on red alert for the holiday season as well as for the December 6 International Human Rights Day, when protests are expected to be held across the country, and December 26, which is the Communist Party of the Philippines anniversary.

He said they have yet to receive any serious threat from the communists. (SunStar Philippines)


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