NCRPO appeals to public not to spread ‘police memo’ on Maute Group attack

MANILA — The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Tuesday appealed to the public to refrain from spreading a memorandum from the Valenzuela police station claiming that Maute Group members are planning to conduct bombing attacks in Metro Manila.

“Today, a document allegedly from the Station Intelligence Branch of Valenzuela Police Station was circulated via Facebook, personal messages and other platforms, the spread was too fast that even before we confirmed its validity its already everywhere. Following this I have ordered the Northen Police District Director Bong Fajardo to investigate the document handling procedure at the Valenzuela Police Station,” NCRPO chief Director Oscar Albayalde said in a statement.

The said police memorandum is claiming that Maute Group terrorists led by one Mambang Maute and several sympathizers are planning to carry out bombings in various areas in Metro Manila.

In the same vein, he assured the public that the NCRPO is validating the above-mentioned information so that the police can be ready to address any threats.

“Further, I request everyone to please stop the spread or posting of the said document while we verfiy its content,” Albayalde stressed. Priam Nepomuceno/