The New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. INQUIRER file photo
MANILA, Philippines — An explosion struck Quadrant IV in New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City on Friday morning, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said.
“Ongoing pa rin ang demolition and we started from one quadrant. ‘Yung fourth quadrant nasa kaliwa. Around 10 [a.m.] may explosion sa quadrant IV so hindi ito dinedemolish pero nagkaroon ng pagsabog,” he disclosed.
(Demolition is ongoing and we started from one quadrant. The fourth quadrant is on the left side. Around 10 a.m. an explosion happened in Quadrant IV so this area is not being demolished but an explosion occurred.)
“After clearing the area, they were able to recover two hand grenades,” Eleazar also said.
Explosive Ordnance Division of NCRPO is currently investigating the incident, he added.
According to the NCRPO chief, no one was hurt in the incident because inmates already evacuated the area.
Eleazar said those who dwell in Quadrant IV are “violent extremist offenders.” /kga
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