12 April 2016

WWII skeletons unearthed in Subic (INQ report)

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – Two human skeletons, believed to be of World War II soldiers, were unearthed at the bay area here early this week.

Two skulls and several pieces of bone were found underneath the “Inang Laya” Shrine in front of the administration building here at about 10:30 a.m. on Monday (April 4), according to a Friday (April 8) report submitted by investigators of the Law Enforcement Department (LED) of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.

The Inang Laya Shrine in Subic Bay Freeport Zone 

LED investigators said the skeletons were unearthed when the Subic Water Corporation dug up a portion of the lot around the shrine to install a water PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipeline.

The skeletons were retrieved about one meter below the construction site, the investigators said.

Personnel from the Philippine National Police Scene of the Crime Operatives in Olongapo City collected the skeletal remains for examination. (Allan Macatuno, Inquirer Central Luzon)