CAMP Siongco, Maguindanao – An unexploded ordnance (UXO) was accidentally found by a concerned citizen in Purok Cocacola, Barangay Igbaras, Pigcawayan, North Cotabato on October 10, 2020.
The UXO was immediately reported to the troops of 34th Infantry Battalion. In response to such, the 34th Explosive and Ordnance Disposal Team imposed safety procedures with the recovered UXO, and they further determined that it was a 81mm mortar high explosive cartridge.
“I would like to appeal to the public to do the same and to report any suspicious objects or persons to prevent further accidents and terroristic attacks” Major General Juvymax R. Uy, Commander of Joint Task Force Central said. He further thanked the concerned civilian for his immediate action.