Technical Sergeant Johnmar Sudio and Technical Sergeant Aaron Kinontao, Jr. shows the different Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) to the participants of the Bomb Threat Awareness lecture. Photo by Igy Castrillo.
By Aivy Rose N. Villarba
The Center of Psychological Extension and Research Services (COPERS), in partnership with the Explosives and Ordnance Division (EOD) of the 10th Infantry “Agila” Division of the Philippine Army, initiated a Bomb Awareness Lecture after the Roxas Night Market bombing.
Around 160 participants gathered at the Training Room, 8th Floor Xavier Hall, Community Center of the First Companions last Sept. 7.
Captain Francis Gayla talked about the Basic Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Functioning Concepts and Safety Measures.
Gayla enumerated the components of IED: Switch, Power Source, Initiator (Fuzing System), Container and Explosive Charge (S.P.I.C.E.).
Moreover, Technical Sergeant Johnmar Sudio and Technical Sergeant Aaron Kinontao, Jr. presented the different Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) to the participants. They also engaged in the simulation of activating IEDs through text and call.
At the end of the lecture, Gayla stressed, “Safety is everybody’s concern and responsibility.”
For more photos during the Bomb Awareness Lecture visit the Ateneo de Davao University gallery here.