S. Mindanao police beefs up team of bomb technicians

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/4 Jul) — Police has activated its Explosives and Ordnance Division this week with 47 new members who recently completed training to form the region’s team of bomb technicians, bringing the number from eight to 55.

Chief Supt. Andres Caro II, Philippine National Police regional director, told reporters in an interview Wednesday this will enable the police force to respond faster to bomb threats.

He said EOD experts from the PNP’s headquarters in Camp Crame conducted the training as part of the capability enhancement program of the PNP, but Caro admitted it came after a spate of bombing incidents in the province, in Southeastern Mindanao and in the neighboring the regions.

He said they can now afford to field out five EOD personnel in each province. At present, Caro said, they have to send in Davao City-based technicians to respond to threats in the other provinces.

Read the rest of the report on MindaNews.com.

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