January 14, 2017- Backhoe Operator Julito Calimpong noticed that a metal object was hit by the bucket when he excavated 2 meters deep in the ground of Surigao del Norte National High School. The equipment is owned by Ryan Orquina rented by FFGG Construction for the 4 school buildings project.
The Story of the Lost Bomb of Surigao High
I write this after a sleepless 18 hours. As the bomb is now out of the city and is in a more secure place, may I add some facts which would be of interest to those who read or heard about the bomb scare in Surigao City this morning.
It was found buried in just 2 meters of soil under Surigao High School during excavation work for a planned building. Mr. Ryan Sebastien Orquina who discovered that the bomb was brought to his garage by his workers immediately asked for my assistance to verify the bomb. So as early as 9 pm last night, we coordinated with AFP units that could send an EOD unit. At 2 am, incident management team member Nards Go and I had a private conference with the acting mayor, Vice Mayor Casurra at his residence. VM Casurra decided to convene the City's Crisis Committee at 5 am.