Wednesday, November 14, 2007

House of representatives bombing - nov 13 2007

House Speaker Jose De Venecia condemned the "cowardly and dastartdly act." The Speaker ordered a clean sweep of the Batasan Complex to prepare for the regular session tomorrow afternoon.

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ordered the police to investigate the incident and to "submit periodic reports as warranted."

The blast was the first ever bomb explosion inside the premises of the Philippine Parliament.

After the blast, Metro Manila and the Senate were placed under full red alert by the police.

Youth and student groups immediately held an indignation rally around 9:30 pm at the nearby UP Diliman campus. Youth groups also offered candles and prayers for the victims of the bombing.

The explosion was the second major blast which occurred in Metro Manila in less than a month. The first explosion damaged the Glorietta shopping mall last October 19 which killed eleven people and injured a hundred shoppers.

Police authorities are appealing to the public to refrain from spreading wrong information and unfounded theories about the deadly explosion.

Speaker De Venecia assured the people that Congress will not be deterred by the bomb explosion by continuing with its legislative duties in the next few days.

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