Cebu City

4 vintage bombs found in 2 sites in Cebu City

John Sitchon
4 vintage bombs found in 2 sites in Cebu City

VINTAGE BOMBS RECOVERED. Some of the vintage bombs recovered by RECU-7 in Cebu City on May 20,2021.

Photo from Police Corporal Paul Gideon Feliciano

The vintage bombs are found along the back road of South Road Properties and in Barangay Pahina Central

Police recovered four vintage bombs from two areas in Cebu City on Thursday, May 20.

The Regional Explosive and Canine Unit in Central Visayas (RECU-7) was alerted about the vintage bombs that were found along the back road of South Road Properties (SRP) and near Cebu Eastern College.

Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Specialist Police Corporal Paul Gideon Feliciano told Rappler in a phone interview that RECU-7 received a report that a 155mm vintage bomb was found at South Road Properties at around 8:30 am on Thursday.

“Nireport ‘to sa mga nandoon sa construction site sa may SRP tapos relayed to K9 unit sa Cebu City,” said Feliciano. (This was reported by the people at the construction site near SRP and it was later relayed to the K9 unit of Cebu City.)

Feliciano said construction workers reported the discovery of three 105mm vintage bombs in Dimasalang Street, Barangay Pahina Central, that same morning, at around 9:20 am.

He said all the bombs were turned over to RECU-7, and will be scheduled for proper disposal.

Vintage bombs have been discovered in other parts of the country, and have to be reported and turned over to authorities for proper and safe disposal.

In 2012, World War II bombs that were taken to an ironworks shop in Taguig City – instead of being turned over to authorities – exploded and killed four people. – Rappler.com