Monday, April 9, 2012

Blast Rocks Palawan Beach Resort

Explosive ordnance units from the Palawan Provincial Police Office
(PPPO) have recovered what appeared to be fragments of improvised
explosive devices (IEDs) at the blast site in El Nido, Palawan, the
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)
reported on Saturday.

Items recovered included positive and negative terminals, nine-volt
battery case, mobile phone metal case, leg wire and pink and yellow
plastic containers which investigators believed were used at the
packing case of the IED.

The NDRRMC said the items were recovered in front of the Entalula
Beach Resort at Zone 3 in El Nido, Palawan which was rocked by the
first blast at around 5:20 p.m. Thursday.

Wounded in the incident was Aiza Gay Martinez Mallari, 23, a cook at
the resort. Mallari was taken to the Dr. Reyes Clinic in
Corong-Corong, El Nido for treatment.

She was throwing garbage outside the resort when an explosive went off
near her.

Ten minutes later, another explosion took place in Puerto Royal
Express bus station behind the Petron gasoline station in Barangay San
Jose, Puerto Princesa City.

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