The safety of the riding public is a paramount consideration in our desire to get to the bottom of this investigation. Our objective is not only to get the perpetrator/s but to ensure no repetition of this event to the detriment of our riding public.
- Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II
On November 20, 2017, I issued Department Order No. 743, AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT INVESTIGATION AND CASE BUILD UP OVER THE DE-COUPLING INCIDENT OF METRO RAIL TRANSIT-3 (MRT-3) COACHES.
Pursuant to the said D.O., the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is directed and granted the authority to determine if any crime is involved in the de-coupling incident of the MRT-3.
I have further directed NBI Director Gierran to report to me on any of its current activities related to the implementation of D.O. No. 743.