- Marcos slams claim that ‘tanim-bala’ is part of a plot to sabotage the administration party’s chance in the 2016 election
- The senator said the modus has been operating at NAIA for years and cannot be linked to the upcoming election
- Marcos also reiterates his call to fire MIAA general manager Angel Honrado
MANILA, Philippines – Vice presidential aspirant and Senator Bongbong Marcos lambasted claims that the ‘tanim-bala’ modus at the airport is part of a grand conspiracy against the government to undermine the next presidential election at the expense of the administration party.
Marcos, who grilled airport authorities at the Senate investigation last week for pointing fingers at each other over the bullet-planting mess at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, has derided reports that investigators are looking at such possibility.
Arguing that the modus has been in operation for the past several years and just keeps on increasing as per the account of some victims who recently came forward to reveal their ordeals, Marcos said there can be no connection between ‘tanim-bala’ and the upcoming 2016 poll.
“There’s no need to make up a complicated story for this,” Inquirer quoted Marcos as saying. “There are airport personnel up to no good who plant bullets in passengers’ bags to get money out of them. It’s that simple.” (Click here to read more)