Are city po­lice­men ready for bomb at­tack?

Panay News - - FRONT PAGE - By Ruby Silu­brico

ILOILO City – The Iloilo City Po­lice Of­fice (ICPO) con­ducted a se­cu­rity drill sim­u­lat­ing a bomb threat and at­tack yes­ter­day at the pub­lic plaza of Molo.

Po­lice sta­tion per­son­nel and those of the ICPO’s Ex­plo­sive and Ord­nance Di­vi­sion demon­strated how they would han­dle the sit­u­a­tion, said Su­per­in­ten­dent Efren Lozada, deputy di­rec­tor for ad­min­is­tra­tion of the ICPO.

Just this Tues­day around 5:30 p.m., an unat­tended bag at the Free­dom Grand­stand caused peo­ple to panic.

“We need to con­duct ex­er­cises to cal­i­brate our po­lice­men’s readi­ness in han­dling this kind of sit­u­a­tion,” said Lozada.

So how did yes­ter­day’s sim­u­la­tion ex­er­cise go?

Lozada noted ar­eas where po­lice­men needed

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