The Armed Forces of the Philippines sought to allay fears Friday (June 9) in regards to the potential transfer of terrorists to Metro Manila following the transfer of the daddy of the Maute group’s founders to Camp Bagong Diwa.

AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla assured residents within the capital of their security as he defended the choice to fly Cayamora Maute to Manila from Davao City.

He stated the Maute patriarch will probably be higher secured in Metro Manila than in Mindanao, the place martial regulation is in place.

“Huwag po tayong mag-overreact sa mga bagay na ito. Yung decision na ilipat yung mga high value prisoners na ito ay may basehan,” Padilla stated on the Mindanao Hour press briefing in Malacanang.

Authorities nabbed Cayamora, father of Abdullah and Omar Maute, at a checkpoint in Davao City earlier this week. Explosives and arms have been discovered within the automobile he was touring alongside along with his household.

There have been rumors that members of the Maute group could journey to Manila to try to free Cayamora.

With the Maute patriarch in Metro Manila, Padilla stated he was hopeful that troopers in Mindanao will probably be in a position to concentrate on their job of neutralizing terrorists.