Man with IED arrested, attempt to bomb Davao foiled

An attempt to bomb Davao City was foiled after a man with two improvised explosive devices got arrested at a task force checkpoint in Toril.

Photo credit: Davao Breaking News
The suspect was identified as Roy Bulat-ag Moreno, 22 years old and a resident of Sinsuat, Kidapawan City. He was nabbed after members of TF Davao found the IEDs inside the passenger van he was riding on Friday night, March 25.

Also found in his possession were various bomb paraphernalia and a hand grenade, the Davao Breaking News website reported.

Authorities are checking Moreno's background to determine whether he is affiliated to a terrorist group. A deeper investigation on the attempted bombing in Davao is reportedly underway.

Meanwhile, singer, dancer, model and Mocha Girls lead vocalist Mocha Uson in a Facebook post said the report was confirmed by retired P/CSupt. Frank Villaroman, head of the Davao City's Public Safety and Security Command Center.

She alleged that political rivals of Davao City Mayor and presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte have a hand on the failed bomb try.