Police in Metro Manila has been declared on full alert effective 12:01 pm on Saturday.  National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Supt. Oscar Albayalde said this is to “step up the security in the region.”

This was after an explosion in Davao City’s Roxas Night Market killed 14 and injured 74.

Under the full alert status, all district directors were ordered to set up checkpoints in strategic places such as malls, churches, train stations, and all places of convergence.

“We are stepping up security measures for everyone’s safety. All community activities remain normal, we will not allow lawless elements to derail our path towards peace. It will still be a weekend for families,” the NCRPO public information office said.

Special Reaction Unit, Tactical Motorcycle Riding Unit and Public SafetyUnit members were deployed to strategic areas in the metropolis.

Metro Manila on full alert after Davao blast
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Checkpoints and Oplan Sita would also be conducted along all roads leading to airports and seaports.

Six p0olice stations have been placed on full alert in the Manila area alone, and were augmented with additional personnel.

These 11 police stations cover Malacañang Palace, the US Embassy, universities, sea ports, bus terminals, old churches and LRT stations.

The Southern Police District would also set up checkpoints at the metro’s entry and exit points in Las Piñas, Parañaque and Muntinlupa.

Albayade said this a “proactive security measure to prevent what happened in Davao City.”

He led the inspections at the Ninoy Aquino Airport Terminals 2 and 3, MRT Taft station and bus terminals along Edsa in Pasay City, and the Market! Market! mall in Taguig City.

The checkpoints were set up as early as 2 am on Saturday.

Following the blast, The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) also placed the city under lockdown. MJM

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