There are informations and reports circulating in social media on the threat against Cotabato City, alleged lockdown and presence of ISIS in the City early this morning, 13 June 2017.
The public need to be reminded again not to allow themselves to be used for disinformation.
The reports of a lockdown are not true, and have no basis for the declaration on it. The JTF Central being the lead agency in the maintenance of peace and order, and law enforcement operations in the Joint Area of Operation with the active support of PNP are still on heightened alert and are the top of the situation.
The public should not be alarmed and fear with the misinformation yet be vigilant at all times.
Likewise, the public are encouraged to be patient and cooperative with authorities especially in all established check points.
The declaration of Martial Law is the government's strong resolve to once and for all put an end to the existence of Local Terrorist Groups in Mindanao, Major General Dela Vega, added.