At around 12pm today, July 17, an abandoned red motorcycle was parked at the gate of the Philippine Army Wellness Center along Lawton Avenue at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.
As part of precautionary measures, soldiers from the Military Police Battalion immediately cordoned the area while military working dogs of the K9 Battalion were deployed to determine if there are explosives attached to the said motorcycle.
In compliance to protocol, the explosives and ordnance unit of the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army conducted water disruption on the motorcycle as soon as the bomb-sniffing dogs indicated that traces of explosives may be present. There was no explosion as a result of the water disruption.
“Our troops’ vigilance and alertness enabled our concerned units to quickly respond with appropriate actions. We will support the investigation of the PNP as to who abandoned the motorcyle. Rest assured that your Philippine Army will always be on guard and we enjoin our citizens to remain vigilant and report such suspicious activities to the authorities,” said Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Zagala. PHILIPPINE ARMY