AFP: No threat to Pope’s safety

PALO, LEYTE — A top official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines yesterday morning dismissed reports that a nephew of a “bomber” from Mindanao is now in Palo and has been here for the past several months, renting a P40,000-per-month house.

LTC Mario Dimaisip PA, Commander of the AFP’s Civil Military Relations Service, said the reports were baseless and merely intended by a group to frighten people who will be coming to Leyte to welcome Pope Francis.

Dimaisip said the military, which will be joining the security detail of the Pope during the entirety of his visit to Leyte, are fully equipped in all aspects and can give the Pope the best security.

“We are ready and people who have criminal desires have no place in this occasion. People must remain calm, as we are here for peace and not for war,” Dimaisip added.

The unconfirmed reports did not reveal the identity of the alleged bomber or what terrorist group he belongs to.

 (The Freeman) |

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