In an interview, Sen. Lacson stressed the need for intelligence work to thwart future bombings.
Quotes from the interview…
On the need for intelligence work vs bombing attacks:
“I always maintain intelligence is the prime mover of all operations on the ground. Kasi pag nag-fail ang intelligence parang bulag ang mga sundalo at pulis natin kung sino hahabulin o kung ano ipe-prevent. Yan ang pinaka-basic. They should strengthen their intelligence capabilities especially on the ground para ma-preempt ang mga bombing na ganyan.”
“It’s a function of intelligence. At ang processing. May prior information na magkakaroon ng bombing. But anong ginawang action ng dapat mag-implement ng product ng intelligence? Dapat kumpleto.”
On whether a suicide bombing was involved in the Sulu incident:
“Mahirap sabihin. The president has all the information, yung access niya. So at this point in time wala tayong ibang option kundi paniwalaan ang sinabi ni presidente. We might as well wait for the investigation being conducted. Nagre-reconstruct sila ng IED na nag-explode. I remember ginawa namin ito sa Rizal bombing. We were able to reconstruct it to its original form, ang bombang sumabog. Mahirap gawin yan but once mabuo uli yan, mas madaling makakuha ng ample information kung ano talaga ang istoryang nangyari sa bombing.”