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RPOC, religious, sectoral groups condemn Agoo bombing

SAN FERNANDO CITY – The regional peace and order council, several religious and sectoral groups here condemned the bombing of a gravel and sand firm’s office in Agoo, La Union.

La Union Governor Victor Ortega, chairman of the regional peace and order council, called for a non-political mass action rally for peace and unity here by religious groups and various sectoral groups to condemn the terroristic act.

An explosion ripped the door of Southern La Union Sand and Gravel and General Merchandise located at Victoria road, Barangay Sta. Barbara, in Agoo town, last May 24.

An initial investigation by the police revealed that the explosive device was placed at the southern front of the steel door of the said business firm owned by Engineer Ronnie I. Baldemor.

The police said a balut vendor who was at the corner of the road saw three men flee from the site after the explosion aboard a motorcycle.

Meanwhile, Police Director PCSUPT Leopoldo Bataoil has ordered the La Union Police headed by P/Senior Supt. Franklin Bucayu to conduct an investigation into the bombing incident.

“We need a careful investigation to find out what is really the motive of this incident,” Bataoil said.

Bataoil also instructed Bucayu to increase police visibility operations, conduct 24-hour checkpoints and put up a quick reaction team in Agoo ready for dispatch during emergencies.

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