Philippine Airlines Flight: Bomb Alert

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 8, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A bomb alert in a parking area at Laguindingan Airport in the Philippines caused authorities to prohibit the landing of a flight scheduled to arrive at 4:30 p.m. local time Thursday, reports Filipino publication the Sun Star.

Security force Canines at the airport sniffed a Toyota Avanza parked in the VIP lot at 3:30 p.m., reports the Star. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit was brought in. The results of the investigation are still unclear.

A regional representative, Juliet Uy, and the regional police director, Catalino Rodriguez were on the flight that was diverted, reports the Star.

The airport is on the northern tip of the province Misamis Oriental. Provincial Administrator Edmundo Pacamalan told the Star he was still waiting for reports, and explained, “It isn’t clear to me yet whether they returned to Manila or diverted to another airport.”

Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.