Philippines: Motorbike left near gym cause for concern

The Philippine Army said it was still trying to determine why a motorcycle with traces of an explosive was abandoned in front of its gymnasium in Taguig City on Wednesday morning.

The discovery of the red motorcycle with plate number 4540NN prompted authorities to cordon off the area, causing a huge traffic buildup that lasted over two hours and left motorists stewing inside their vehicles.

There were earlier reports that the incident was part of a security drill for President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address on Monday. However, this was denied by Col. Ramon Zagala, the Army spokesperson.

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