Police Dir. Oscar Albayalde, chief of the National Capital Region Police Office believes in the importance of regular anti-terrorism simulation exercises for the Philippine National Police and other government agencies in order to prepare them if such a need arises.
Albayalde was present during the anti-terrorism exercise of the Quezon City local government unit and QCPD in Cubao.
According to Albayalde, coordination between government agencies is important in times of emergency.
While there are no security threats being monitored in Metro Manila, the incoming PNP chief insisted that it is important to be prepared anytime especially since terrorism is already a global threat.
During the anti-terrorism drill on April 12 at the Araneta Center Bus Terminal in Cubao, police responded to simulated incidents of bomb explosion and hostage taking.
The exercise was overseen by Albayalde, Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista and QCPD chief C/Supt. Guillermo Eleazar