By Nora Soriño
Iligan City Bureau Chief
and Hermie Arcilla
Iligan City — A person segregating garbage at the barangay materials recovery facility on Tuesday morning stumbled upon nine pieces of 40mm cartridge live bullets.
Vicente Antiponan of Barangay Palao told media yesterday said he was doing his task of segregating garbage into degradable, biodegradable and those that can still be recycled, at the BMRF at the C-3 road at Palao, this city when he saw, among the garbage, the nine live bullets placed inside a plastic bag. Alarmed, he decided to turn over the bullets to their barangay hall for proper disposal.
The persons who received the bullets were Kagawad Warlito Nicolas, chair of the peace and order committee, and Jojo Nanol, a watchman as the barangay chair Wenifredo Niez was not around during that time.
The following day, the officials led by Niez turned over the live bullets to the bomb squad at Tipanoy, this city, headed by Chief M/Sgt. Ricardo Librado for proper disposal.
Authorities are still wondering as to who could have placed the bullets in the BMRF.