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(Update) National Police in full alert

November 29, 2007 3:26pm

The National Police on Thursday placed the National Capital Region on full alert after Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and other soldiers walked out from a court hearing and took over a Makati hotel.

Chief Superintendent Samuel Pagdilao, PNP spokesman, said Director General Avelino Razon has directed the entire PNP to be placed under full alert status effective 11:00 a.m..

Pagdilao said checkpoints and chokepoints will be set up to prevent "bad elements" from taking advantage of the situation.

Razon assigned Chief Superintendent Luizo Ticman, Southern Police District chief, as the immediate ground commander at the Manila Peninsula Hotel.

The PNP's Special Action Forces and some elements of the military have barricaded the premises of the hotel. - GMANews.TV
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