ILOILO CITY, June 17 (PIA6) --- The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) urged residents in this city particularly those living in coastal areas to be vigilant to help prevent terror acts here.
ICPO Director Senior Superintendent Remus Zacharias Canieso said the involvement of residents is significant to avert possible terrorist attacks similar to what took place in Marawi City in Mindanao.
He advised the public to report to authorities suspicious-looking persons and unusual activities within their areas.
He urged those living in coastal areas to immediately inform police if they notice unfamiliar vessels.
He also identified possible entry and exit points for terrorists including Mohon in Arevalo district here; Hibao-an in Mandurriao; Sambag, Bito-on, and Quintin Salas in Jaro; North Fundidor and East Baluarte in Molo; and Baldoza in La Paz.
Meanwhile, the ICPO conducted a Simulation Exercise held June 16 at the City Mall, Parola, Iloilo City.
The activity was part of the ICPO target hardening measure to deter any terror attacks and to ensure operational readiness of field personnel and patrollers.
The exercise involved other agencies including the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Philippine Coast Guard, PNP Maritime Office, Philippine Army, Bureau of Fire Protection and the Philippine Ports Authority. (JCM/LTP/PIA-Iloilo)