LEGAZPI CITY, 30Sept2013 (PNA) – The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) has issued a notice to residents of Barangay Lidong, Sto. Domingo town, Albay, not to be alarmed if they hear booming sounds on October 2.
OCD Regional Director Raffy Alejandro said that on that day, members of the 5th Forward Service Support Unit of the Army Support Command will explode old ammunition and bombs such as improvised explosive devices stocked in the said unit of the Philippine Army.
Alejandro said they have already warned the residents in the area not to come close to the explosion site for their own safety in the duration of the bomb disposal process.
The PA also conducted similar activity last month but it failed to give warning to the villagers, causing panic among them.
This also prompted local authorities to send security forces in the area when they heard the explosions. (PNA)