Negros police on alert
following Cotabato blast
BY SHIELA GELERA
All policemen in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City were placed on alert status yesterday, following the car bombing in Cotabato City on Monday that claimed nine lives, and injured about 30 persons.
Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, provincial police director, said yesterday that in Negros Occidental, the PNP is strengthening its intelligence monitoring to watch the possible penetration of the terrorist and groups that would endanger people. He added that terrorists usually use improvised explosive devices.
In Bacolod City, Senior Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel, acting officer-in-charge of the City Police Office, said yesterday that the intelligence branches of all the 10 police stations will be monitoring personalities, especially foreigners who speaks different languages and will also be watching over the places most people usually stay.