Bomb components found in Manila pension house

Posted at 09/04/2012 11:53 AM | Updated as of 09/04/2012 4:58 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Authorities found bomb components inside one of the rooms of a pension house in Manila Tuesday morning.

A roomboy found several bullets for an M16 rifle, detonating cords, cellular phone triggering device, and pipe bomb tubes in one of the rooms of Santos Pension House located along 1540 A. Mabini Street, Ermita, Manila.

Records showed that a certain Jonathan Jose was the last person to use the room. Jose checked in at the pension house on Monday afternoon and left at around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Manila Police District (MPD) Explosive and Ordnance Division chief Inspector Arnold Santos said one of the pipe bombs is strong enough to heavily damage a house.

Bomb experts were still conducting investigation at the pension house, as of posting. – report from Noel Alamar, dzMM