Trying to recreate the success of Spain in the Philippines, too. From UPI, :
At least 10 terrorist teams are in the Philippines metro Manila area to attack “soft targets,” the Manila Times reported Friday.
The times quoted a “source in the police intelligence community” as saying the teams are from the Abu Sayyaf and its affiliate groups. The five or six members in each team reportedly trained in central Mindanao to prepare and set off explosives.
President Arroyo announced on Tuesday the government had thwarted a plot by the Abu Sayyaf to launch a “Madrid-level” bombing of lightly guarded shopping malls and train stations in Metro Manila. She also revealed the arrest of four suspected members of an Abu Sayyaf cell operating in the metropolis.
Police that since then, two other suspects have since been captured.