Philippines: Bloggers Take on Blast at Legislative Building

Here’s a blog roundup I submitted to Global Voices and is first posted here.

An explosion of still-undetermined origin destroyed the South Wing of the Philippines’ House of Representatives complex, killing a lawmaker and a driver of another. Two other solons lead the list of injured.

Killed were Basilan Rep. Wahab Akbar and Marcial Tualdo, a driver for Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan who was also among the 12 in the injured list.

Updates were immediately posted by just me, on his face is a map of the world, PinoyAmbisyoso.com, [email protected], Piercing Pens, Bryanton Post, Pinoyhood and Fish Tank.

While in Filipino, this report shows vivid images of the tragic incident:

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Life Spices is shocked that the House is not spared:

Imagine, if our government building were not safe anymore? How about public places that we ordinary people go? to think this building should be tight with security?

Blogbites also asks the same questions.

Questions are hurled by fabricating reality:

sino ang nasa likod ng pagsabog na ito? ano ang dahilan?. sa ngayon, wala pang mga kasagutan. Teka, magkakaroon pa kaya ng mga kasagutan? [who is behind this blast? right now, there are no answers. wait, will answers come?]

life is beautiful, a blog of a former student of teacher-turned-Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan who was among those injured by the blast:

Let us pray for the fast recovery of Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan, (she’s my college professor in Ateneo) and to others who were injured and wounded. her driver died instantly in the blast. at this moment, she doesn’t have any idea of the status of her driver. in a radio interview, she just said ” d ko pa alam kung saang hospital sya dinala.”

damn, when will this will end?

eloindigoart has one request:

sana huwag gamitin ni GMA ito na rason para mag-declare ng martial law [i wish Gloria Macapagal Arroyo won’t use this as a reason to declare martial law]To my mind, this is not an accidental explosion, but let me leave it at that. Let’s wait for the police to do their requisite investigation of the incident.

Also monitoring the news was A Pinoy Investment Banker’s Homepage who makes a guess but says that we should wait for the results of the ongoing probe:

To my mind, this is not an accidental explosion, but let me leave it at that. Let’s wait for the police to do their requisite investigation of the incident.


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