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Davao City assures security after Isulan blast

An official of the Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSCC) here assured the safety and security of Dabawenyos in the aftermath of the explosion of improvised explosive device in Isulan, Kudarat which wounded several people.

Speaking at the Information-Speak forum, Ret. MajGen. Benito De Leon, chair of the PSSCC said city residents need not worry with their safety and security despite the incident.

He said Dabawenyos are safer since security forces are looking seriously on all events happening outside Davao City like the Isulan bombing incident.

The blast in Isulan occurred at around three o’clock , April 3, Wednesday.

“We are certain that Dabawenyos are safer because any incident that happened outside including the Isulan bombing incident is being looked into by all security forces,” De Leon said.

Colonel Randolph Cabangbang, deputy commander of the Task Force Davao said that the city has been placed in Threat Level III for so long.

He said the basis of the declaration is a generic threat that is experienced by major cities in Mindanao.

Cababang stressed the threat is not specific in Davao City alone, but is shared by all urban centers. He revealed that in the past, there were five major cities which were subjected by diversionary attacks.
He stressed that since the security forces want to be a step ahead with terror groups, the city is placed under Threat Level III.

The TF Davao deputy commander said that threat level III is not even imminent but more of a possibility.

Cabangbang said that the latest Isulan bombing could be motivated by business jealousy based on the latest post blast investigation and the coming up of an improvised explosive device-prototype.

“If that is the case, the city is very far from the reasons why it happened there. However, we continue to be prepared,” he stressed.

Cabangbang said that all the security measures in the city are in place, even if bombing incidents happen outside the city.

He said residents can be more proactive with any incident by training more about bomb awareness.

“What we want to happen is that the city residents sleep soundly because they know what to do once a contingency occurs,” Cabangbang said. (By Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)

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