CAMP Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet -- The Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PRO-COR) yesterday offered a P200,000 cash reward for information to arrest the suspects behind the burning of two houses and three cottages in Sitio Kiltepan, Kilong, Sagada, Mountain Province.
The property with an estimated value of P4.7 million owned by Wilson G. Capuyan were burned down by still unidentified suspects allegedly with the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
PRO-COR director Chief Supt. Rolando Z. Nana said members of the Explosive Ordnance Division (EOD), the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) of PNP-PRO-COR and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Sagada, found fragments of IEDs, 13 sticks of dynamite, salvo explosives and chemical PVT, two pieces of half-sized dynamite wrapped in packing tape and burned safety fuse in the place of incident.
Police officers also found two empty plastic containers which may been filled with gasoline used to burn the structures.
According to the BFP Sagada, Mountain Province, the case will fall under arson because of the evidence collected in the investigation.
Nana said in the spirit of “Lawa” and “Inayan,” the traditional custom of Sagada, the victims and the PRO-COR are appealing to anyone who could provide any information to contact the Sagada MPS chief Senior Insp. Basilio K Hopdayan Jr. at 0998-9674396/ 09985987840) or Wilson G. Capuyan at 09189418659.
Nana said the identity of the informants will be kept confidential.