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Matnog port in Sorsogon on heightened alert after Davao bombing

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The Matnog port in Sorsogon was placed on heightened alert following the bombing of a night market that killed at least 15 people in Davao City Friday night.

Police, Coast Guard and Philippine Ports Authority personnel conducted “Oplan Pwerto” in enforcing the tighter security measures, Bicol Today reported.

“We are together here in the port of Matnog to inspect vehicles and buses,” it quoted Matnog port Coast Guard head Enrico Andal as saying.

Matnog is one of the major transit points between Luzon and the Visayas-Mindanao area.

Police used K-9 units to inspect private and public vehicles, with commuters and drivers welcoming the tightened security measures.