CAMP GEN SERVILLANO AQUINO, Tarlac City (DWDD) – According to a progress report, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) thrown at the 2nd floor of the Barangay Hall of Brgy Patungcaleo, Quirino, Ilocos Sur in the evening of October 9, 2017 did not explode but civilians waited for authorities to recover it. The team from the Municipal Police Station of Quirino headed by SPO2 Amado Gallia arrived at 7 o’clock in the morning of October 10, 2017 to recover the IED.
Civilian witnesses living beside the barangay hall saw two (2) men ran towards the eastern direction of the barangay after an explosion which partially damaged the window of the house owned by Mr Jommar Umawis located around 20 meters from the barangay hall. They are the same suspects for the recovered IED in the barangay hall.
1Lt Jonald B Ramos (AGS) PA of Charlie Company, 81st Infantry Battalion Philippine Army proceeded to Barangay Patungcaleo to assist in the CSP Team while one (1) of his squad conducted patrolling around the vicinity of the barangay.
The AFP, along with the PNP is continuously monitoring the area to ensure the safety of the residents and to pursue the perpetrators. PIO NOLCOM/MCAG