Pamatong released on bail

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Friday, September 5, 2014

FRUSTRATED presidential candidate Ely Pamatong, the man allegedly behind the foiled attack at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)-Terminal 3, was released from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) detention cell on Friday.

His release had nothing to do with the NAIA incident on Monday as he posted bail for cases of malicious mischief and inciting to sedition in connection with the scattering of metal spikes on Edsa, Metro Manila's main highway in 2004, NBI Director Virgilio Mendez said.

He was arrested on Wednesday at the airport.

After his release, Pamatong visited the three suspects in the botched airport bombing who are members of his organization, USA Freedom Fighters of the East (USAFFE).

The group is said to be protesting the government's alleged weak stance in the territorial dispute with China in the oil-rich Spratlys.

USAFFE was also supposed to attack the Chinese Embassy, Mall of Asia owned by Filipino-Chinese billionaire Henry Sy, and the office of construction giant DMCI.

The NBI is still investigating Pamatong's role in the bombing attempt. (Sunnex)

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