The AFP, in support of the PNP, is committed to ensuring the safety, security, and well-being of people residing in or sojourning in the Philippines- whether Filipinos or nationals of other countries.
“We have instituted measures and proactive steps to toward that direction. “Arrests have been made of people with links or possibly connected to local or international terrorist organizations.
“We have been successful so far in warding off security threats without announcing the meritorious results.
“We respect the right and mandate of the US Government– and that of any other countries’ for that matter.
“They have the obligation to protect their citizens by issuing advisories to their citizens that they ‘should be mindful of the importance of taking preventative measures to ensure their safety and security while traveling and residing in the Philippines.’ “To further this objective, the AFP will actively collaborate with its American counterparts, and those from other countries when warranted, to address any security concerns.”