Tarlac City – Several grenades and ammunition were safely disposed following a bomb disposal operation held this morning of October 23, 2020 in the Gunnery Range, Crow Valley, Capas, Tarlac City.
The safe disposal of more than 617 Unexploded Explosive Ordnance (UXOs), Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and Military Ordnance was spearheaded by the Regional Director of the National Capital Region Police Office, PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS.
The recovered and detonated explosive materials include Explosive Remnants of the Second World War, Military encampment and abandoned cache of Military Ordnance, fired shells, artilleries and UXO which pose great peril to the safety of the community.
Moreover, part of the explosives that were rendered safe were recovered items during police operations which were temporarily stored in makeshift storage areas of operating units such as the District Explosive and Canine Unit (DECU) and Station Explosive and Canine Unit (SECU). This condition is highly prejudicial to the surrounding community and nearby areas.
After due detonation, these materials will no longer pose potential hazard and destruction to the community and the populace considering specially their nature as most of them were UXOs; Military Ordnances such as projectiles, rocket warheads, grenades; Small arms Ammunition; pyrotechnic; flares; firecrackers; propellants; blasting caps and other highly dangerous explosive materials the largest of which consist of 1000 lbs. General Purpose Bomb.
The recovery and safe disposal of Explosive ordnance is inevitable in NCRPO’s endeavor to maintain peace and uphold public safety and internal security as it is often being utilized to cause severe damage to the lives and properties of the people.
The safe disposal of the explosive devices was done together with expert NCRPO-EOD personnel who were exceptionally trained in the methods, skills and procedures in locating and rendering safe all types of explosive ordnance.
“Ultimately, I would like to commend the effort of everyone who risked their lives and relentlessly worked their way to recover and dispose these extremely hazardous items for the sake of public safety,” said PMGEN SINAS.