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PIA Press Release
2006/12/14

PIA conducts series of anti-terrorism briefings, fora

Tacloban City (December 14) -- The Philippine Information Agency in Region 8 is set to conduct a series of anti-terrorism briefings in order to raise the awareness of the public on the threats of terrorism as well as raise the level of community vigilance to thwart the terror plans carried out by lawless elements.

The series of briefings kicks-off today, at 9:30 o'clock in the morning, with the Anti-terrorism briefing which will be participated in by the local media.

Director Olive Tiu of PIA 8 said that PIA 8 decided to make the first briefing with the media as participants knowing fully well the role that media play in giving information to enlighten and empower the people.

She revealed that scheduled to give the briefing to the media is no less than General Eliseo dela Paz, regional director of the Philippine National Police Region 8 who is an authority on the issue of anti-terrorism in the Region.

Director Tiu said that peace and security are the primary concern of the Government particularly in the light of threats from groups who want to sow chaos and damage to life and property, not only during the Christmas Season but most especially in the day today activities.

She said that the threat of terrorism knows no bounds. It is therefore, of vital importance that the public is made aware and vigilant about this threat.

Director Tiu added that aside from the anti-terrorism briefing with the media, PIA 8 will also conduct anti-terrorism briefings in each of the six provinces of Eastern Visayas. These briefings, she said will be conducted in coordination with the provincial government units, the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Public Address will also be conducted in crowded places like the airport, the ports, bus terminals, and other crowded places in coordination with the managers of these establishments, Director Tiu said.

Director Tiu informed that she will also request the managers of the radio and television stations in the Region to accommodate for free radio and television plugs in order to remind the public to be always vigilant on the threat of terrorism in their respective areas. (PIA 8) [top]

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