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US citizens in PH advised to step up security after arrest of bomb suspects

By: - NewsLab Lead / @MSantosINQ
/ 04:28 PM October 09, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—The United States (US) Embassy in the Philippines has advised US citizens to increase personal security measures after police arrested suspects involved in a bomb plot in Metro Manila.
“The Embassy wishes to remind all US citizens to remain vigilant and maintain an appropriate level of personal security in all circumstances by reviewing your personal security plans,” the embassy said in a security advisory Thursday.

US Embassy in Manila, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

US Embassy in Manila, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

It also urged American nationals to “remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitoring local news sources for updates.”

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The security advisory cited the arrest of three men with alleged links to terrorist organizations in Quezon City last October 7.

The Embassy urged Americans in the country not to disturb any suspicious objects or packages and to stay away from areas where there may be security threats.

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“If you see a suspicious object or package, do not disturb it. Immediately notify an appropriate official, such as a police officer or building security staff, and leave the area,” it said.

“If you are in the vicinity when a security threat occurs, leave the area immediately. Do not approach the scene of a bombing or remain in the area,” the embassy said.

The embassy urged US citizens to report events and security risksto the Embassy’s Regional Security Office at 301-2000.

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