US Raises Warning On Metro Manila Bomb Threat

MANILA, Philippines–A terrorist group is allegedly hatching a plot to stage bombings in Metro Manila.

The US Embassy in Manila on Thursday alerted Americans in the Philippines to be on the alert mode after police arrested three men linked to an alleged plot to bomb targets in the metropolis according to media report.

“The embassy wishes to remind all US citizens to remain vigilant and maintain an appropriate level of personal security in all circumstances by personally reviewing your personal security plans; remaining aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitoring local news sources for updates,” it said.

The embassy also warned Americans not to disturb any suspicious object or package they would see, and urged them to notify an “appropriate official, such as police officer or building security staff, and leave the area.