NBI, Japanese authorities to tackle online bomb threats
MANILA, Philippines–The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has already coordinated with the Japanese government regarding the spate of e-mail bomb threats purportedly coming from one of its nationals.
“Recognizing the gravity of the situation, the NBI has also initiated collaboration with the Japan Police Attache, other law enforcement agencies, and emergency responders to comprehensively evaluate the threat,” read the joint statement from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the NBI.
“Through this coordinated effort, proactive measures will be formulated and implemented to effectively address the threat,” the joint statement added.
Aside from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) several government agencies and local government units (LGUs) also received similar e-mailed threats.
The e-mail sender is a certain Takahiro Karasawa who was already associated with 2023 bomb threat at the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3)
NBI Director Medardo De Lemos assured the public that the safety and well-being of citizens remain the utmost priority, and every effort will be made to ensure a swift resolution to this alarming situation.
“We urge the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities or information related to this case to the authorities. The NBI is committed to conducting a thorough and impartial investigation, leaving no stone unturned in the pursuit of justice. We will keep the public informed of any significant developments in this case,” he added.