THE arrested suspect in the April 28 bombing in Quiapo, Manila, which happened during the ASEAN Summit and which left 23 persons injured, has been charged before the Manila Prosecutor’s Office (MPO).
Three cases of frustrated murder and 10 cases of attempted murder as well as illegal possession of explosives were filed against suspect Abel Macaraya. No bail was recommended for his provisional liberty.
The MPO gave weight to the evidence presented by the Manila Police District which included a statement from a witness who claimed to have seen Macaraya leave a black bag which contained an improvised explosive device on Soler Street, moments before the explosion.
Also used as basis were footages taken from four CCTV units in the area where Macaraya was reportedly seen running away from the blast site.