Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles revealed that the Armed Forces of the Philippines had foiled a number of bomb attacks deliberate by the Maute group in Mindanao but it surely simply stored quiet about these makes an attempt in order to not trigger panic.
In an interview with DZBB anchor-reporter Rowena Salvacion, Nograles mentioned: Baka hindi ninyo alam na could mga bomb try na na-suppress ang navy. Meron mga makes an attempt na na-suppress ang navy.”
“Yes (in urban areas in Mindanao). They were able to suppress bombing attempts…sabihin ko na, even in Davao City. Na-suppress nila dahil dito. I think there was an attempt in CDO (Cagayan de Oro) also,” mentioned Nograles.
Nograles mentioned that the attacks have been deliberate primarily by the Maute group with the help of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), Arab terrorist teams.
“Alam mo pare-pareho lang yan sila. Maute, biff, asg. They are all working together. At may iba pa. Iba pa na hindi ko ma-pronounce ang mga pangalan dahil arabic,” mentioned Nograles.