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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

3 vintage bombs discovered in Baguio City

Baguio City, Philippines – Five months after the discovery of World War II explosives in the summer capital, another three rusting, vintage bombs were found in the city, particularly in Barangay Irisan on Monday, May 23, 2022.

The rocket M1 explosives unearthed in a lot owned by Apollo Cabanda in Purok 15, Irisan were turned over to Irisan Police Station and later on given to the explosive ordnance of Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PRO-COR) for appropriate action.

In a report by MPBC, police explained that even though rusting, the bombs found are still hazardous – the reason why it was immediately turned over to the concerned department of PNP-Cordillera.

Further, police told the public to immediately report in their office if encounter instances such as this and warned them not to risk their lives by touching or examining unearthed bombs.

As recalled, a vintage bomb considered to be the biggest bomb found in the city was discovered at a construction site in Barangay Balsigan, Baguio City in December 2021.

The explosive found by construction workers, according to the report was an M65 general-purpose World War 2 bomb weighing 1000 lbs, with a length of 52 inches and a circumference of 68 inches.

Accordingly, this type of bomb has been utilized during the last war in order to destroy dams and bridges. Further, based on its markings, said bomb was used by allied forces against the Japanese during World War II.

For the record, this is already the third time that authorities recovered similar vintage bombs in the city as a vintage bomb was also recovered in Green Valley, Baguio City in March 2020.


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