MANILA, Philippines – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has already coordinated with the Japanese government regarding the spate of email bomb threats allegedly coming from one of its citizens.

“Recognizing the seriousness of the situation, the NBI also began collaboration with the Japan Police Attaché, other law enforcement agencies, and emergency responders to comprehensively assess the threat,” read the joint statement from the Department of Justice (DOJ ) and the NBI. .

“Through this coordinated effort, proactive measures will be formulated and implemented to effectively address the threat,” the joint statement adds.

In addition to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), several government agencies and local government units (LGUs) also received similar threats via email.

The sender of the email is a certain Takahiro Karasawa who was previously associated with the 2023 Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) bomb threat

NBI Director Medardo De Lemos assured the public that the safety and well-being of citizens remains the highest priority, and all efforts will be made to ensure a speedy resolution to this alarming situation.

“We ask the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity or information related to this case to authorities. The NBI is committed to conducting a thorough and impartial investigation, leaving no stone unturned in the pursuit of justice. We will keep the public informed of any significant developments in this case,” he added.

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