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No imminent terror threat in PH but remain vigilant

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REMAIN VIGILANT. President Benigno S. Aquino III urges Filipinos not to let their guard down following the terrorist attacks in Jakarta. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau
In the wake of the Jakarta attacks claimed by ISIS, President Aquino says in Filipino there’s a credible threat but it’s not specific

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 15, 2015) — President Benigno Aquino III urged Filipinos to be vigilant a day after the terror attacks in neighboring Indonesia, even as he maintained that there is no imminent threat in the country.

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Jakarta attacks confirm regional fears over ISIS

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AFTER THE ATTACK. A handout picture provieded by the Indonesian Presidential Palace shows Indonesia President, Joko Widodo (C-L, white shirt) visiting the blast site near a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 14, 2016. Photo by Presidential Palace/EPA
The blasts and gunfire that rock Jakarta come after 6 years of relative calm, following a government crackdown that weakened the country’s most dangerous homegrown Islamic networks

JAKARTA, Indonesia (Jan. 14, 2016) — A “Paris-style” suicide strike on the Indonesian capital Thursday, January 14, confirmed Southeast Asian governments’ worst fears – that citizens returning from fighting alongside the Islamic State (ISIS) group in the Middle East could launch attacks at home.

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Philippines concerned over ’emerging’ terror threat

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BOMB EXPLOSION. A general view shows a police cordon sealing off the scene of a bomb blast in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 14, 2016. Photo by Roni Bintang/EPA
‘Our security forces are well aware of the emerging threat and have been conducting operations to prevent terror acts anywhere in the country,’ says a joint Philippine military and police statement after the Jakarta attacks

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 14, 2016) — Philippine security forces expressed concern over an “emerging threat” of terrorism, after suicide attackers struck the Indonesian capital on Thursday, January 14.

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ISIS issued cryptic warning ahead of Jakarta attacks

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Police (L) hide behind vehicles during an exchange of gunfire with suspects hiding near a Starbucks cafe when another blast happens in Jakarta on January 14, 2016. Bay Ismoyo/AFP
National police spokesman Anton Charliyan says it is not clear yet which group carried out what the Indonesian president has termed ‘acts of terror’

JAKARTA, Indonesia (Jan. 14, 2016) — The Islamic State (ISIS) group issued a cryptic warning before multiple blasts hit the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Thursday, January 14, killing at least 6 people, police said.

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Jokowi on Jakarta blasts, We condemn this act of terror

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EXPLOSIONS. Indonesian police take position behind a vehicle as they pursue suspects after a series of blasts hit the Indonesia capital Jakarta on January 14, 2016.Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP
‘We don’t have to be afraid. We will not be defeated by acts of terror like this’

JAKARTA, Indonesia (Jan. 14, 2016) — President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo condemned the explosions throughout Jakarta on Thursday, January 14, calling the blasts an “act of terror.”

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Terrorist attacks in Indonesia

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CASUALTIES. Three bodies lie on the street next to a damaged police post after a series of blasts hit the Indonesia capital Jakarta on January 14, 2016. Bay Ismoyo/AFP
Indonesia – the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country – is no stranger to attacks by Islamic radicals

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 14, 2016) — Terror marred the start of 2016 in Indonesia, as capital city Jakarta witnessed terrorist attacks on Thursday, January 14.

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Philippines condemns Jakarta bombings

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JAKARTA BLASTS. A general view shows the scene of a bomb blast at a police station in front of a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, on January 14, 2016. Photo by EPA
Jakarta is the site of another explosion in 2000 that wounded then Philippine ambassador Leonides Caday

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 14, 2016) — The Philippines on Thursday, January 14, denounced the explosions in Jakarta that killed at least 6 people, and said the country stands with their “Indonesian brothers and sisters.”

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