By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — Philippine National Police Chief, Police General Dionardo B Carlos ordered the Police Regional Office in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to conduct a thorough investigation on the bombing of a National Grid Corporation of the Philippines’ (NGCP) transmission tower last December 2, 2021.
“The investigation will establish what really transpired. We are also coordinating with NGCP and other possible witnesses of the bombing incident,” Carlos said adding that the PNP strongly condemns this terroristic act that only brought more suffering to people in affected communities.
“The PNP understands that this incident will further burden the public as service interruption of power supply is inevitable,” he added. “The PNP will exert all effort to identify and arrest those responsible.
Meanwhile, the NGCP announced in a statement that, “Repair of tower 65 will commence as soon as the area is secured. This transmission line segment has been unenergized since September 2021 due to sabotage of its insulators by still unknown individuals.” (ai/mtvn)