Quote for the Week..

"Why are the country’s political leaders quick to act on amending the Constitution to change nationalistic provisions for the benefit of foreigners or to extend their terms of office but are allergic to amending the Constitution to address the people’s aspirations for self-determination?" - Marvic Leonen,Dean of the UP College of Law, in a keynote address delivered at the 1st International Solidarity Conference on Mindanao; March 16-18, 2009 in Davao City, Philippines.


Friday, February 1, 2008

PNP gives mix theories on Gensan bombing

The Philippine National Police is eyeing the possibility that the explosion in General Santos City Wednesday night that killed four people and injured 27 others was the handiwork of terrorists.
Documents and interviews conducted by Police authorities revealed that the bombing had the signature of a bomb expert with demolitions training given by groups linked to Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda network and the Indonesia-based Jemaah Islamiyah. Camp Crame sources gave this view.

However, Chief Superintendent Felizardo Serapio, Central Mindanao police chief, said they were considering labor dispute and extortion as possible motives in the bombing, and not a probable terrorist attack. Serapio said a terrorist bombing would have been done in the heart of the city where more casualties could be more likely.

But an investigator who had knowledge of the ongoing investigation of the explosion said they recovered parts of a cellphone, a dry cell battery, nails and other metals, and an iron part from a jetmatic water pump body. Investigators also recovered traces of high explosive TNT.

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