Manila, July 12 -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday cited the need for lawmakers to understand the need to support measures that will enhance its capability to secure the country against the threat of terrorism.

PNP chief Oscar Albayalde made the remark after President Rodrigo Duterte asked the police and the military to be prepared for "dangerous times ahead".

Citing the case of the first suicide bombing perpetrated by a Filipino in Sulu last June 28, the PNP chief said he has earlier warned Congress to prepare for these situations.

"I have been telling that to Congress that we really have to prepare for this. I think no less than the President said that there are dangerous times ahead it's because he foresees these kind...