K-9 units deployed at Manila airports

08/06/2010 - MANILA, Philippines – Authorities have added 18 bomb sniffing dogs to beef up security at Manila airports following a bomb attack that killed 2 persons at the Zamboanga International Airport on Thursday.

Major General Vicente Guerzon, Assistant General Manager for Security and Emergency Services (AGM-SES) at the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), said the dogs will be deployed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminals 1, 2 and 3 and at the old Manila Domestic Airport.

The dogs and members of the Airport police underwent a bomb detection seminar and recently emerged as champion in the Inter Law Enforcement Bomb Detection competition.

Airport Police handler Cardona Gerson demonstrated to ABS-CBN the skills of his German shepherd in detecting a magazine loaded with bullets.

Gerson said Airport Police Bomb Squad dogs can detect all kinds of bombs or explosives.

The deployment was in response to the bombing attack that killed 2 persons and left more than 20 others wounded at the airport in Zamboanga.

Meanwhile, MIAA authorities assured that security measures are in place at the airports
(ABS - CBN news)

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