A soldier was killed, while another was in critical condition after an
explosive exploded past 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the shop of the Advance
Command Post (ACP) of the Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade at Camp Alfredo
Montelibano, Sr. in Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City.
Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson welcomes Iloilo Vice
Governor Raul Tupas together with his staff in a courtesy visit yesterday at the
Vice Governor’s Office.*(Capitol photo by Richard Malihan)
As of press time last night, NDB was informed that the fatality was Technical
Sergeant Joven Maravilla of Iloilo City.
In critical condition was Corporal Erwin Trases of Kabankalan City.
The two were rushed to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital,
but Maravilla was reportedly declared dead on arrival.
Trases was still fighting for his life as of last night.
The two are members of the Army’s Explosives and Ordnance Department (EOD)
responsible in detonating explosives and devices.
Initial report disclosed that the two were in the shop inside the ACP
compound at the back of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO)
trying to repair or detonate explosives.
Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) Scene of the Crime
Operatives (SOCO) are conducting investigation to determine the cause of