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Giselle Managbanag is five months pregnant. But doctors said her baby is safe.

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Philippine Boxing Match Bomb Blasts.

  • A bombing has wounded 33 people during an amateur boxing match in central Philippines, the second attack on a public place by unknown perpetrators in less than a week, the government says.
  • An 81-millimetre mortar round was detonated remotely by cellphone during the amateur bout outside a shopping mall in Leyte province late on Wednesday. ‘
  • Police say no suspects have been identified and no group had claimed responsibility.
  • It followed a Christmas Eve grenade explosion outside a Catholic church that wounded 16 people on the southern island of Mindanao, a Muslim-dominated region where a long-running insurgency is being fought.

No Link Found Between Blasts

  • Police said there was no indication the two attacks were linked.
  • President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday warned of the threat of a proliferation of festering Islamist militancy in the Philippines and an infiltration by the Islamic State militant group if offensives to drive its fighters out of Iraq and Syria succeed.
  • Duterte has warned of vulnerability in the southern Philippines, where some splinter groups have pledged allegiance to Islamic State and only a small stretch of sea separates predominantly Muslim areas of the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.

Philippine Boxing Match Bomb Blasts

 

There was a pregnant Mother:

  • Giselle Managbanag is five months pregnant. But doctors said her baby is safe.
  • Of the 32, 16 were brought to different hospitals in Eastern Visayas.
  • The rest suffered only minor injuries and were treated as out-patients.
  • May mga kuha na rin kami ng CCTV (closed circuit television) na ating pag-aaralan para makita kung sino talaga ang gumawa nito (We also have CCTV footage which we will study to see if we can identify the perpetrators),” Renomeron told interAksyon.com.
  • The military has sent troops to reinforce the local police in securing the town.

Philippine Boxing Match Bomb Blasts.

Philippine Boxing Match Bomb Blasts Hilongos Blast

  • Hilongos is about 152 kilometers south of Tacloban City, the regional capital.
  • It is a second class town in Leyte with regular daily ferry trips to Cebu and Bohol.
  • The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan condemned what it called a “clear act of terrorism” that “no one can ever justify” and urged the government to immediately bring the perpetrators to account.
  • At the same time, Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes Jr. warned, “hindi dapat humantong sa mas mapanupil na mga patakaran at paglabag sa karapatan ang paglaban sa mga naghahasik ng terorismo (the fight against terrorism should not lead to more oppressive laws and violations of rights).”

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