Senator Richard “Dick” Gordon, has recently shared on his social media page that the recent Jolo, Sulu bombings were caused by a motorcycle packed with an improvised explosive device (IED). The incident took the lives of several civilians and military personnel yesterday.
“A motorcycle loaded with IED exploded beside a military truck in Brgy Walled City, Jolo at around 11:58AM today, reportedly killing 4 soldiers and 2 civilians. PRC treated 1 female civilian with abrasion on left foot and has set up First Aid and Welfare Station for assistance,” said the senator on the post.
This was confirmed by the initial investigation, that pointed out a motorcycle may have been used by terrorists to carry out their mission.
The senator has been vocal about crimes committed with the use of motorcycles, urging the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to implement the law that he authored, the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act or the “Doble Plaka Law”, on numerous occasions.
“Ang pinalakihan ay 'yung plaka o number plate sa likod pero 'yung sa harap decal o sticker na ikakabit to fit the model of the motorcycle. Ang purpose nito ay para madaling matandaan ng mga saksi 'yung plate number ng motorsiklo kapag ginamit sa krimen. (What was made bigger was the rear plate number, while the front will only utilize a decal or sticker to fit the motorcycle’s model. The purpose is for witnesses to easily remember the plate number if the motorcycle is used to commit a crime),” said Gordon on a July 2020 press release.