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PCG disposes 1.2k lbs. of explosive devices

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THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), with the assistance of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), has successfully conducted bomb disposal operation through detonation at Crow Valley, Gunnery Range, Col. Erneste Ravina Air Base in Capaz, Tarlac last June 14.

The disposal operation neutralized 593 pieces of UXO (Unexploded Ordnance) devices, totalling 1,297.13 lbs in net explosive weight, which were accumulated from various recovery operations.

The K9-Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group under Lt. Cyril Pearl Magbanua of the Maritime Security Law Enforcement Command headed the bomb disposal operation with the assistance of the PAF 790th Air Base Group. 

The explosive devices reportedly posed significant hazards and threat to public safety, which could harm many people and might cause damage to property if not disposed of properly. 

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