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Arroyo condemns Iligan blasts

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By Joel Guinto
First Posted 18:19:00 12/18/2008

Filed Under: Acts of terror

MANILA, Philippines — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo condemned the twin bombings in Iligan City on Thursday as she ordered security forces to run after the culprits, her spokesman said.

“The President condemns the ruthless and violent acts of terrorism against our communities. The PNP [Philippine National Police] and AFP [Armed Forces of the Philippines] will be relentless in their pursuit against the perpetrators,” deputy presidential spokesman Anthony Golez said.

“We condole with the families of those killed in this tragedy and the different government of agencies will support those who have survived,” he said in a statement.

Two explosions hit as many shopping centers in the Mindanao city, leaving at least two people killed and over a dozen others wounded.

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  1. […] were quick to blame the blasts as the work of “terrorists.” Iliganons were just as quick to react on the […]

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