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Car bombed 

Police look at two suspects who targeted lawyer’s SUV

THE DAVAO City Police Office (DCPO) probed deeper into the explosion that tore through the metal and rubber of a Honda CRV outside the One Oasis condominium in Ecoland at 10:09 a.m. on Thursday, June 15. 

According to lawyer Alberto Magulta, the vehicle owner, he parked the car around 9:30 a.m. in front of his law office on the condominium’s ground floor. 

While working in his office, he heard a loud blast that prompted him to go out to check the vehicle, and he immediately saw the damage. The car, however, was registered in his wife’s name.

Both rear quarter panels of his white Honda CRV broke open, the bumper cracked, and the rear left wheel’s rubber tore off.  

The Davao City Police Office Explosives Ordnance Division (EOD) K-9 immediately responded to the scene and secured the area with yellow tape to preserve the evidence. 

In an interview with reporters, city police director Col. Alberto Lupaz said they have two suspects based on the CCTV footage. The two men approached the car and hurled an item underneath minutes before the explosion happened. 

He described the suspects as aged between 20 and 25 but gave no other description. But Lupaz said they would enhance the footage to hopefully identify the suspects.

“The said vehicle is owned by Atty. Alberto Magulta who also admitted to the police that he had received death threats,” he said.

He clarified that the explosion was not a terror act since the motive was personal.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. Authorities are still trying to determine the type of bomb the suspects used. 


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