Friday, September 5, 2014

Pamatong posts bail for malicious mischief

From the Philippine News Agency (Sep 5): Pamatong posts bail for malicious mischief

Two days after his arrest by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Atty. Ely Pamatong has posted bail for the case of malicious mischief.

Pamatong was also among those who are being investigated by the NBI in connection with the foiled bombing attempt at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 last Monday.

NBI Director Virgilio Mendez on Friday confirmed that based on the information provided to him by the Anti-Organized Crime Division (AOCD), there was already an order of release issued by the Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) for the release of Pamatong.

Pamatong was arrested by the NBI last Wednesday based on the strength of a warrant of arrest issued by the Quezon City RTC for the case of malicious mischief where he was charged in 2004.

He stayed at the office of the AOCD for two days and he even visited the NBI Detention facility where the three suspects who were arrested at the NAIA Terminal 3 after Improvised Incendiary Device (IID) was discovered inside their vehicle parked at the open parking lot of the airport last Monday.

Pamatong earlier admitted that he personally knew the suspect, Grandeur Guerrero as one of his officers in their group USAFFE (United States Armed Forces in the Far East) who is opposed to the alleged aggressive territorial claim by China in the West Philippine Sea.

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