ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR - Police recovered bomb-making materials inside a Pagadian City bus terminal Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities recovered nails, cellphone batteries, bullets, and other materials in a box inside a black bagpack, which was abandoned inside the bus terminal.
Pagadian City Police Chief Supt. Kiram Jimlani said the security guard on duty called authorities upon seeing the abandoned bag pack.
"The batteries and gun powder in the bullet was detected by our K-9," Jimlani said.
Authorities believe that the suspect was trying to scare the public.
The bus terminal has CCTV cameras monitoring its entrance and exit areas but not in the area where the bag was abandoned.
Police are looking at tracing and identifying the bag's owner.