President Aquino orders investigation on bomb threat in NAIA Terminal 3

By on September 2, 2014


Foiled bombing suspects. Photo courtesy of Ina Reformina (@InaReformina) via Twitter.
Foiled bombing suspects. Photo courtesy of Ina Reformina (@InaReformina) via Twitter.

MANILA — President Benigno S. Aquino III has ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the bomb threat at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3.

“Inatasan na ng Pangulo ang Department of Justice at NBI na magsagawa ng mas malalim na pagsisiyasat hinggil sa insidente sa NAIA Terminal 3 Lunes,” said Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. during Tuesday’s press briefing.

Coloma said that according to the DOJ, the four suspects arrested over the incident have undergone an inquest investigation.

“Ang nais lang nating sabihin sa kasalukuyan ay wala namang malubhang ligalig na dapat umiral dahil sa insidenteng ito. Sa pagkawari ng ating Pangulo at ng pamahalaan ay nasabat ang anumang panganib na maaaring idulot ng pangkat na ito, kaya nga’t masusing pinag-aaralan ang implikasyon ng naganap kahapon,” he said.

NBI agents on Monday arrested four men caught with improvised explosive devices inside a white Toyota Revo with plate number WMK-129, parked in Parking B in NAIA-3.

According to reports, the suspects apparently wanted to call the attention of the government regarding its stance on the country’s territorial dispute with China.