Cavite City mayor escapes slay try

A LOCAL official in Cavite province escaped a possible assassination attempt following the discovery of a homemade bomb inside his van Wednesday afternoon (February 1), police reports said today.

The homemade bomb was found inside the Starex van of Cavite City Mayor Romeo Santos at around noontime Wednesday along the Aguinaldo Highway in Brgy. Luma, Imus City also in Cavite.

The van, driven by Reynaldo Barbon, was undergoing a servicing at Master Fix Enterprise when the open type homemade bomb was discovered under the right middle portion of the vehicle.

The bomb was fashioned out from a Nokia 1280 cellphone with Smart simcard as switch, power source and triggering device, two improvised blasting caps, 3.5 feet long detonating cord and a mixture of C-4 and TNT explosives as main charge.

Elements of the PNP Explosive and Ordnance Division (EOD) responded immediately and deactivated and retrieved the said homemade bomb, reports said.

The said incident is still being investigated by the police.  Anthony Vargas

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