Navy man undergoes inquest for cracking bomb joke at MRT | Inquirer News
Close  

Navy man undergoes inquest for cracking bomb joke at MRT

By: - Reporter / @erikaINQ
/ 10:01 AM April 21, 2016
Security guards inspect bags of passengers at the MRT. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

Security guards inspect bags of passengers at the MRT. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

MANILA — A member of the Philippine Navy underwent inquest on Wednesday for cracking a bomb joke at the Metro Rail Train Line 3 Kamuning Station in Quezon City.

James Thomas dela Cruz, 22, apprentice seaman of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and resident of Zamboanga City, was taken into custody on Tuesday 2:40 p.m., police said.

ADVERTISEMENT

Security guard Rosemarie Mengo said she heard Dela Cruz jokingly say that there was a bomb in the bag of his female companion.

To prevent danger, Mengo informed the head guard and checked the bags of Dela Cruz and his companion. No explosives were found.

FEATURED STORIES

Dela Cruz is facing a case of violation of Presidential Decree No. 1727 also known as the anti-bomb joke law.

Last week, real estate agent Israel Dizon was arrested for the same charge at the MRT-3 North Avenue Station.

PD 1727 declares unlawful the malicious dissemination of false information and wilful threat concerning bombs, explosives or any similar device.

Convicted violators face five years in jail or fine of P40,000, or both depending on the court’s ruling.  SFM

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: AFP, anti-bomb joke law, Armed Forces of the Philippines, bomb joke, Crime, crime suspect, inquest, inquest proceeding, Israel Dizon, James Thomas dela Cruz, Justice, law, malicious dissemination of false information, Metro, Metro Rail Train Line 3, MRT 3, Nation, News, Philippine Navy, preliminary investigation, Presidential Decree No. 1727, Rosemarie Mengo, violation of law, wilful threat concerning bombs explosives or any similar device
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

News that matters

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.