AN OFFICIAL from the Task Force (TF)-Davao saw no "direct threat" in the city as it enters the year 2022.

This was confirmed by TF-Davao Commander Darren Comia in a radio interview on Friday morning, December 31.

"Wala tayong natatanggap na direct threat, wala tayong information na merong imminent danger, wala tayong natanggap lalong-lalo na sa karatig probinsya na mga threat papunta dito sa Davao City," Comia said in an interview on 87.5 FM Davao City Disaster Radio.

(We have not received any direct threat, we have not received any information that there is imminent danger. We also did not receive any threat coming from neighboring provinces going to) Davao City.)

This comes more than a week after Davao City government warned the public to be vigilant after receiving two bomb threat reports on December 21.

However, a day after, police authorities arrested the individual responsible for leaving a bomb threat note in front the Davao City Hall.

Public Safety and Security Command Center Head Angel Sumagaysay said during a press conference the suspect was caught through closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage.

Comia said the suspect is still being investigated. However, based on initial investigation, he is suspected to be mentally challenged, which is only going to be determined in court.

The head official said they are intensifying its monitoring of the city's border control, especially that most tourists are expected to travel in the city to celebrate the New Year.

Comia also said he deployed personnel in public convergence such as public markets, which are also possible targets of lawless elements.

He also said they are strictly monitoring the border control point for possible entry of firecrackers, which are banned in the city for years in accordance with City Ordinance No. 060-02 of 2002.

In a separate interview, Davao City Police Office Director Kirby John Kraft said they have not yet arrested nor intercepted any individual for possession of firecrackers since Christmas.

But he also said they are also going to intensify its monitoring.