PNP chief supports call for Sulu-wide Martial Law

PNP Chief, Police General Archie Francisco F Gamboa is supporting the recommendation of Philippine Army chief Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana to place the entire island province of Sulu under Martial Law following the twin blasts in Jolo, Sulu on Monday.

“This will allow the military and police more operational flexibility to carry out law enforcement operations against domestic threat groups in the area.”

At the same time, the Chief PNP mobilized the Philippine Bomb Data Center (PBDC) and Crime Laboratory for technical support to ongoing investigation of the deadly explosions in Jolo, Sulu yesterday.

Gamboa said the PBDC analysts will seek to determine any specific bomb signature of the explosives that were detonated bssed on reconstruction of forensic evidence gathered by Crime Laboratory and other security forces that responded to the incident.

Any specific bomb signature that will be determined from the technical analysis will be compared with known bomb signatures from previous incidents that are stored in the PBDC database to possibly identify the person or group to whom the bomb signature can be associated with; the Chief PNP explained. PNP-PIO