Security at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) was further tightened after authorities received a call informing them that a bomb was planted at terminal 1.
The bomb threat prompted the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) to beef up security at the airport’s four terminals. Several heads of state who attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ meeting including US President Barrack Obama have yet to depart.
“At 5:43 this morning, the airport police desk of Terminal 1 received a call from a local mobile number that a bomb was planted at the airport. The caller, however, did not state a specific area,” the MIAA said.
Airport security forces and members of the Aviation Security Group combed the entire airport area but no explosive was found. Bomb-sniffing dogs were also deployed in the terminals and parking areas.
Security and surveillance operations were increased.
APEC delegations from Canada, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Taipei, Korea, Japan,USA, New Zealand, and Russia are set to fly out Friday. BENJIE L. VERGARA