Sunday, January 30, 2011

Face Sketch of Possible Buendia Bus Bombers

Briefer on the status of the Buendia-EDSA bus bombing investigation, January 28, 2011


The following are salient points of the January 28, 2011 press briefing by Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda; PNP Director General Raul Bacalzo; NCRPO Director Nicanor Bartolome; and National Security Adviser Cesar P. Garcia held at the New Executive Building, MalacaƱang, Manila:

Based on a reconstruction of the fragments, the explosive devise was identified as an 81-millimeter mortar round.

81-millimeter mortar round

81-millimeter mortar round

The triggering mechanism was modified from a Nokia 5310 cellphone.

Nokia 5310

Nokia 5310

No one as of yet has claimed responsibility.

The following are composite illustrations and computer renderings of persons of interest that may be connected to the bombings based on the testimony by witnesses.

sketch and composite 1

sketch and composite 1

sketch and composite 2

sketch and composite 2

The Philippine National Police are currently performing Target Hardening Efforts composed of the following action points:

  • Increasing police visibility in strategic areas
  • Increasing coordination with private security agencies
  • The deployment of bus marshals
  • Organizing baranggay peace keeping action teams
  • Augmenting security at vital installations
  • Increasing intelligence gathering and fusion
  • Issuance of transportation advisory to transport stakeholders
  • Inspection of vital installations

Furthermore, the PNP will implement the following long-term preventive measures:

  • Installing CCTV cameras in all transport utilities and
  • Installing additional CCTV cameras in major thoroughfares in Metro Manila
  • Developing security consciousness among the public

A reward of P1,000,000 has been put out for information leading to the bus bombers.

The following are the pertinent contact numbers for information or assistance:

DILG: 117

NCRPO: 838-1505 / 838-3203



PNP HQ: Txt 2920

0917-8475757 (CPNP complaint unit)

NPD: 285-2396

EPD: 641-0877

MPD: 523-3378

SPD: 519-7461

QCPD: 925-8417

You may also email:

Prepared on January 28, 2011

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