Statement of Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II on authorizing the NBI to conduct investigation and case build-up over the de-coupling incident of Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) coaches

November 21, 2017| Category: News

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.

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