MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Guillermo Eleazar on Tuesday ordered a thorough investigation on the two explosions that rocked Bicol University (BU) over the weekend.
Eleazar said he directed Police Regional Office 5 Regional Director Jones Estomo to investigate and identify those responsible for the explosion.
“I also directed the regional police leadership to coordinate with the [Bicol] University officials to discuss security measures in order to prevent the repeat of this incident,” Eleazar added in a statement.
Initial reports said that two explosions occurred one after another at around 6:30 in the evening on Sunday. The school is located just across the Police Regional Office headquarters.
No casualty had been reported in the incident.
Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol PNP spokesperson, said a grenade launcher was used after police and crime laboratory personnel found a cartridge in a grassy lot inside the campus, while another cartridge was found abandoned on a pavement nearby.
Meanwhile, Eleazar appealed to those who have information with regards to the incident to come forward to help with the investigation and made the people behind the blasts accountable.
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