Quote for the Week..

"Why are the country’s political leaders quick to act on amending the Constitution to change nationalistic provisions for the benefit of foreigners or to extend their terms of office but are allergic to amending the Constitution to address the people’s aspirations for self-determination?" - Marvic Leonen,Dean of the UP College of Law, in a keynote address delivered at the 1st International Solidarity Conference on Mindanao; March 16-18, 2009 in Davao City, Philippines.


Saturday, July 5, 2008

Improvised bombs recovered from truck in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Explosive ordnance demolition personnel of the city police office recovered Friday morning two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from a cargo truck.

Initial police report said that one of the IEDs consist of ammonium nitrate powder packed in a one-liter bottle and the second in an 800-mililiter bottle of soft drinks.

The police reported that the IEDs known as Ammonium Nitrate Fuel Oil (ANFO) have wires connected to dry cell batteries of 1.5 volts each, blasting cap and fuse.

Authorities said the explosive devices were placed in one of the hauler trucks contracted by a soda firm that has a bottling plant.

Truck helpers discovered the explosives when they stopped at the garage area in the village of Mercedes, 14 kilometers northeast of Zamboanga City.

The soft drinks were to be delivered in provinces as far as Lanao.

The police are conducting a thorough investigation to determine who planted the IEDs. - (Source: Sun.Star Zamboanga)

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