Alert up in CDO airport, Davao City

Subscribe Now September 03, 2010 at 05:41pm

MANILA, Philippines - Police and military units in Davao City were put on the highest security alert level after the deadly airport bombing in Zamboanga City on Thursday night.

Right after the bombing at the Zamboanga City International Airport's arrival area, the Davao City's peace and order council immediately convened and reassessed the security situation in the city. The military raised its units' alert status to red while police intensified its security measures by installing more checkpoints at the downtown area.

More policemen were also immediately deployed to the Davao International Airport.

Authorities have assured that all closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed at the arrival and departure areas of the airport were working.

Major General Jorge Segovia, commanding general of the Army's 10th Infantry Division, said tighter security measures will be implemented in the city during the Kadayawan Festival.

Police have also started implementing tighter security inspection at the Davao City bus terminal.

Police at the Cagayan de Oro (CDO) City airport, meanwhile, also increased the alert level right after the Zamboanga City airport bombing.

Inspector Elmer Esmele, CDO airport police chief, said security was tighter at the arrival and departure gates because of the heightened alert status.

Esmele added that all airport personnel have been strictly advised to wear their IDs all the time to avoid being barred from entering restricted areas. -- Reports from Paul Palacio and Michelle Robin, ABS-CBN Southern Mindanao and PJ dela Peña, ABS-CBN Cagayan de Oro


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