Bomb scares are real. It is a pressing problem that needs to be addressed. This is the reason some personnel from Bohol police stations will be subjected to trainings on explosive and ordinance disposal.
This was revealed by Bohol police chief Sr Supt Felipe Natividad told the Tribune on Friday.
The trainings will be scheduled next month, the Bohol police chief said.
Camp Dagohoy has its own team of crack bomb disposal experts led by Sr Insp Gaylord Tamayo.
The need for bomb experts came about as Tagbilaran was rocked last week about a bomb scare.
Traffic got snarled as police cordoned off the roads leading to the area where the bomb was supposedly planted.
Nonetheless, no bombs were found by the EOD experts called.
Natividad said having personnel trained for EOD will help in improving the response of the police especially in the countrysides.
It was the first time Tagbilaran faced a scenario that is seemingly common in other places.
To be ready, the BPPO leadership made it a point to ensure the personnel are able to address the situation and know what to do such incidents happen in the future.