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Keep calm amid terror alert – Palace

The public can still have normal lives despite the government’s decision to raise Terror Alert Level 3 across the country, Malacañang said yesterday.

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, however, said the public should expect intensified security measures such as mobile checkpoints amid terror threats, admitting that there is “no such thing as perfect security.”

“We assure the public that there will be no disruption in their normal lives even if we have raised our security level in the same vein that there was no change in the way they live, work, or conduct business now that the country is under state of national emergency on the account of lawless violence,” Andanar said.

Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald M. dela Rosa has raised the country’s terror alert level following the arrest of two suspects behind the botched bombing near the United States Embassy in Manila.

Dela Rosa urged the public to remain calm yet vigilant as authorities move to quell terror threats.

Andanar said the police force have been placed “in extreme alert for terrorists who might commit similar acts of planting bombs in Metro Manila.” (Genalyn D. Kabiling)

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