Viral rumors about planned Islamic State-inspired attacks, in forms of circulated text messages and videos, are dismissed as malicious form to instill fear and confusion in communities while the nation grapples with Coronavirus Disease 19.
These viral messages are, in fact, recycled and circulated even before the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law in 2017.
Certain 2nd Lt. Daniel Pedregosa is not a member of the AFP nor included in our roster of troops.
On the other hand, the videos circulated in social media is an old viral videos as early as 2016.
We now implore the vigilance and cooperation of our fellow Filipinos. We entreat you to be prudent in using social media to prevent their becoming malicious platforms.
The Western Mindanao Command is nevertheless on top of the situation. We will not let our guards down in putting an end to terrorism in the midst of this pandemic.