Duterte 'wor­ried' over pos­si­ble ter­ror at­tacks dur­ing 'Trasla­cion'

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MALA­CAÑANG ad­mit­ted Sunday that Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte is wor­ried with the pos­si­ble re­tal­i­a­tion of the ter­ror­ist groups dur­ing the Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila on Mon­day.

How­ever, Duterte is re­port­edly sat­is­fied with the se­cu­rity prepa­ra­tions be­ing un­der­taken by au­thor­i­ties, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary Ana Maria Paz Banaag said in an in­ter­view on state-run Radyo ng Bayan.

"The Pres­i­dent na­man is sat­is­fied and he knows na if there is some­thing that wor­ries him it would be the threat of the re­tal­i­a­tion from ter­ror­ist groups," she said.

This was the rea­son why Duterte has or­dered the se­cu­rity agen­cies to make the nec­es­sary prepa­ra­tions for the Catholic Church's event, which is ex­pected to be at­tended by some 1.5 mil­lion devo­tees.

She said among the mea­sures to be im­ple­mented in­clude the de­ploy­ment of sig­nal jam­mers and strict pro­hi­bi­tion for car­ry­ing guns.

"Iy­ong mga re­me­dial na mea­sures, gi­na­gawa po ng mga law en­forcers...They will do their best to pro­tect our kababayans," she sai d .

The PNP has said that there was no spe­cific threat dur­ing the Feast of the Black Nazar en e.

But au­thor­i­ties have been try­ing to thwart pos­si­ble re­tal­i­a­tion by ter­ror groups, which are the sub­ject of the gov­ern­ment's op­erat i o n s. ( SDR/ Sun­nex)

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