COTABATO CITY—Police and military authorities in North Cotabato have taken steps to secure the steel towers of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines after authorities discovered Saturday an attempt to topple down these structures.
Carmen, North Cotabato police chief C/Insp. Julius Malcontento said Army bomb experts have confirmed that an improvised explosive device was used in an attempt to bring down NGCP Steel Totwer No. 103 in Barangay Kitulaan last month.
“The attempt took place more than a month ago based on the corrosion in the structure,” Malcontento said.
NGCP Tower 103 carries the 169 KV line from Kibawe substation in Bukidnon to Tacurong sub-station in Tacurong City.
“We have taken steps to prevent similar attempt,” Malcontento added.
Carmen town hosts about 35 NGCP steel towers, some of which have been bombed in recent years.
“Everybody suffers when a tower is toppled down, so the community has been helping us,” the police official added.
In April, two NGCP towers were also bombed in the same village.