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MRT passenger finds out bomb joke no laughing matter

By: - Reporter / @erikaINQ
/ 01:51 AM April 14, 2016

A real estate broker is facing charges for making a bomb joke at the North Avenue station of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT)-Line 3 in Quezon City on Tuesday.

Israel Dizon, 39, a resident of Valenzuela City, underwent inquest proceedings for violation of Presidential Decree (PD) No. 1727 or the Anti-bomb Joke Law. He remained detained at the Masambong police station in Quezon City as of Wednesday.

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Case investigator PO2 Winston Semaña said that Dizon was arrested at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday after telling a female guard at the MRT station that he was carrying a bomb in his bag. Earlier, the guard accosted Dizon for not presenting his bag for inspection.

He was immediately placed under arrest and brought to the police station.

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Under PD 1727, it is unlawful to maliciously spread false information and willful threats concerning bombs, explosives or any similar device. Violators face five years in jail or a P40,000 fine, or both depending on the court’s ruling.

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