MANILA -- Malacañang is confident that the United Kingdom would reverse its travel advisory issued against the Philippines in the wake of a bomb blast that ripped through Zamboanga International airport last Thursday.

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, in a press conference in Malacañang Monday, said he was hopeful the UK travel ban would be lifted since the Philippine National Police deemed the explosion as more political than terrorist in nature.

"Hopefully mag-bago yung UK advisory because based on the investigation of the PNP, this is not a case of a suicide bomber or terrorist (attack)," Lacierda said, adding that "it's primarily a politically-motivated bombing."

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued Friday a travel advisory, warning its nationals against travel to some parts of Mindanao after the bombing incident.

A British national was among those injured in Thursday's blast and indicated that terrorists may attack at any time. (PNA)