Police Alert on Labor Day

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Iloilo City, Iloilo - The entire Police Regional Office in Western Visayas (PRO-6) will be on full alert during Labor Day celebration activities on Wednesday, May 1, as a contingency measure against such rebel group as the New People's Army (NPA, armed support group of the Communist Party of the Philippines) which may conduct atrocities against government troops and private installations on that day.

PRO-6 director, Chief Superintendent Agrimero Cruz, Jr. said all field commanders are directed to intensify intelligence gathering, police visibility and other pro-active security operations. All police personnel are also warned to assiduously watch out for liquidation plots that may be carried out by NPA forces.

"Naging kaugalian na po ng mga rebelde at progressibong grupo ang maghasik ng kasamaan tuwing Mayo uno. Di po natin papayagan na maging biktima tayo (It has been the custom of the rebels and other allied progressive groups to carry out nefarious activities during Labor Day. We will not allow them to victimize us with such activities)," he stressed. …