PH threat level: moderate, even after Japan terror warning

Japan’s Foreign Ministry on Monday, September 13, 2021, warned its citizens of “increased risks such as suicide bombings” in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Myanmar. It urged its citizens in these countries to stay away from crowds and religious facilities. Other countries mentioned seemed to have no knowledge of the potential threat.

The threat level in the Philippines based on the military’s latest review was “moderate.” said AFP spokesperson Col. Ramon Zagala. On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said it has no report on terror threats in the Philippines related to warnings of possible attacks on some Southeast Asian countries. In a statement, Zagala added that as of now, they have not received any report and are constantly validating all reports on security matters and it is a continuous process.