Minor sells big vintage bomb in Agusan del Sur

March 27, 2010 11:24 pm 

CAMP RAFAEL C. RODRIGUEZ, Butuan City, March 27 – A minor found a vintage bomb believed to be World War ll war material at Purok 2, Barangay (village) San Teodoro, Bunawan town, Agusan del Sur province, police reported Saturday.

Agusan del Sur provincial police office said the minor sold the vintage bomb to a junk shop in Bunawan town.

A concerned citizen, who detected the bomb, immediately reported it to Bunawan Police Station on Friday.

Follow up police team, led by Sr. Insp. Romeo Villalobos, Bunawan police chief, recovered the vintage bomb from the junk shop and brought to the police station for temporary custody.

In a separate development, Chief Supt. Lino D. Calingasan, regional director of Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) on Saturday ordered field commanders to help the military in extending security to all construction firms who are currently building government infrastructures such as roads and bridges in their respective areas of jurisdictions.

The region’s police chief also ordered assistance to the Army who were currently conducting massive pursuit operations against the communist-New People’s Army (NPA) rebels.

Calingasan directives came out after undetermined number of heavily armed communist terrorists burned 2 unit backhoe excavators and 1 bulldozer owned by Markbelt Corp. at Sitio Baclise, Barangay Angas, Sta. Josefa town, Agusan del Sur at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Markbelt was hired by National Irrigation Authority (NIA) to construct a road in the mountainous area infiltrated by the NPA’s.

Calingasan said the suspected arsonists were members of communist-Front Committee 3 of the CPP-NPA Southern Mindanao Regional Command (SMRC). (PNA)

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