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[Update] - The President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown was reportedly facing threats from a international terrorist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to his son, acting Mayor Paolo Duterte, but the Davao City Police Office maintained there is no ISIS-affiliated group in the region or Mindanao.

Newly-minted DCPO director Michael John Dubria told a press conference on Thursday that there are no reports from the intelligence community pertaining to the presence of any ISIS-recognized group here.

Dubria said he was told by the acting mayor that a someone told him of the threat but it remains to be validated and it did not specifically state Davao as the subject of the attack.

Source: MindaNews

DAVAO CITY – Davao City is confronting dangers from globally dreaded group ISIS, as indicated by Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte.

Duterte, right now the acting leader after her sister Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, took an official time away, told journalists on Thursday, that he has requested the police and military to bulk up security and increase insight get-together to turn away conceivable assaults from the international terrorist group.

He said he has assembled information in regards to the whereabouts of the group yet declined to say anything more.

He said the information should still be evaluated first.

“We are intensifying the gathering of information. We cannot disclose details or confirm anything as of yet,” the vice-mayor said.

Duterte said that he has already sought cooperation with the city's anti-terrorism group– the Task Force Davao — the Davao City Police Office, and the military's Eastern Mindanao Command to accumulate more data about the risk.

Source: Inquirer

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