Camiguin native in jail for joking about bomb in port terminal

By: Chito O. Aragon August 06,2014 - 06:15 PM

No one laughed when a 40-year-old woman joked about the presence of a bomb inside the Cebu City port terminal.

Instead of going to Mindanao, Charito Abao landed in detention where police authorities brought her Tuesday evening.

Abao, a native of Camiguin province, told some waiting passengers at the port that there is a bomb.

“Bantay kay naay bomba dinha (Watch out there’s a bomb there),” Senior Ins. Evan Epe, chief of Intelligence and Investigation Section quoted Abao as saying.

False information about bombs even when said in jest is punishable by law.  Any violator may be fined at least P40,000 or a maximum of five years in imprisonment.  An inquest proceeding is set tomorrow at the Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office.

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: bomb jokes, Camiguin, Cebu Ports Authority, CPA, joke, police

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.