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Comval gov puts up P200T reward for arrest of Nabunturan bombing suspects

Davao City (4 July) -- Compostela Valley Provincial Governor Arturo T. Uy is putting up P200,000 cash reward to anyone who can identify and tip off authorities regarding the location of bombing perpetrators in Nabunturan.

Uy said the reward can get even higher as parties have signified interests to put in additional money for the cash reward to anybody who could provide leads to arrest the suspects.

Meanwhile, Uy is set on apprehending the suspects "at all cost." "We have to do everything we can to arrest them," he said in a phone interview.

Saying authorities are taking hold of leads, Uy has directed police authorities to conduct hot pursuit against the perpetrators.

"Hindi pwede yong, alleged lang. We really have to go after the perpetrators," he said.

In a separate interview, Compostela Valley police director PS Superintendent Ronald M. Dela Rosa said the suspects could possibly be members of the New People's Army Sparrow Unit.

Suspects were of the same cartographic sketch with those who gunned down two military personnel at the Nabunturan Public Market few days ago, Dela Rosa said.

Dela Rosa said police on patrol when the incident happened was able to pursue the perpetrators and exchange fire with them.

"Namukhaan talaga ang mga suspects," he said.

The suspects riding on a single motorcycle threw a grenade at the Park 'n Go bakery located at Poblacion Nabunturan crossing going to Compostela Valley Provincial Capitol.

The incident which took place at 12:45 midnight of July 2, killed two who died on the spot and injured 12 others, Nabunturan police investigator SPO Gerry Arsenio said.

Of the injured who were taken to the Davao Regional Hospital in Tagum City, one died while others who were slightly injured were released yesterday, Arsenio said but he had yet to count how many had been released as of presstime.

Police identified casualties as Grace Agura, Reniel Campitan, and Rodel Lambongon.

Injured were Jay-Ar Valle, Noel Siva, Jelmar Jhon Savala, Jacqueline Diez, Chan Labonite, Tonette Ulyameha, Reynaldo Saplan, Charlito Piquisa, Juane Eliasano, Alya "En-en", and Jade Postero. (PIA/JMDA) [top]

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