Palace wants answers on NAIA bomb try

By Jorge Carino, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 02 2014 05:19 PM | Updated as of Sep 03 2014 01:19 AM

MANILA - Malacanang on Tuesday said there is no serious cause for alarm on the foiled attempt to plant bombs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3.

Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. of the Presidential Communications Operations Office said government agencies were tasked to investigate the incident.

"Inatasan na ng Pangulo ang Department of Justice at NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) na magsagawa ng mas malalim na pagsisiyasat hinggil sa insidente sa NAIA Terminal 3 kahapon. Ayon sa DOJ (Department of Justice), sumasailalim na sa inquest investigation ang mga nadakip na suspect. Antabayanan na lang natin ang resulta ng magiging--ng kasalukuyang imbestigasyon," he said.

The Palace spokesman said the government wants to sort out the facts first before a fair and accurate assessment on the level of threat is established.

"Pinag-aaralan pa kung meron pa silang mga ibang links o iba pang mga implikasyon na maaaring maging konklusyon natin dahil dito sa nadiskubreng pagtatangka kahapon. Pansinin natin, ano, meron kasing mga ulat na car bomb e, hindi naman ganoon 'yung natuklasan ng DOJ. It's of a far lesser import or gravity," he said.

He said government agents found some inconsistencies on the operations of the group.

He cited the document that was found in the possession of the arrested persons.

"Yung isang kopya ng manipesto na kanilang- na nasa posesyon nila, e 'ni hindi pa finalize. May mga marginal notes pa, meron pang mga correction."

"So parang kinakailangan talagang tuklasin kung meron talagang mas malalim pang implikasyon nito o hanggang doon na lamang. Kaya't hindi pa naman sinasaraduhan ang pag-alam ng mga relevant facts," said Coloma.

He said government agencies have not yet established if the operation is linked to destabilization efforts against the incumbent administration.