No need to worry about NAIA 'car bomb' - PNP

Posted at 09/01/14 5:12 PM

MANILA - Philippine National Police (PNP) public information chief Reuben Theodore Sindac said there is no reason to worry about the “car bomb” found at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 on Monday morning.

Sindac said it was just an “isolated incident,” and there was no intelligence report from the Aviation Security Group that it would be used to blow up the airport.

Nonetheless, the security group is already coordinating with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on the matter.

The NAIA, on the other hand, is still on heightened alert, Sindac said.

In a separate statement, the Manila International Airport Authority assured the public that NAIA Terminal 3 and all other terminals remain safe and airport security personnel continue to stay vigilant in their respective areas.

"The MIAA supports all efforts of law enforcement agencies of government towards protecting lives and properties from people or groups who want to instill havoc and disturb peace and order in the country."

Police arrested three suspects this morning after their Toyota Revo was intercepted for having 6 to 8 improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Several firearms were also supposedly seized from the suspects.

The NBI claimed it received a tip about the “attack” about a month ago. – from a report by Edwin Sevidal, ABS-CBN News