The Laglag Bala modus has become a national embarrassment, with international media covering the news. Indeed, it is a cause for global concern, as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is the gateway for foreigners to enter the Philippines. No one wants to find a planted bullet in their bag and be extorted for money.
Even our neighboring Japan covered this modus on TV, but they did it in a different way. Instead of being serious about it, they decided to reenact the skit in a cute way (Although we believe they weren’t trying to be cute since the newscaster and the narrator looked deadly serious).
This method is a popular method of telling the news. NHK, a public broadcaster, explained the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster to its viewers using miniature hand-made models.
Watch the video of the TV coverage of the Laglag Bala modus below, as captured by netizen Mercy Yanagi:
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