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Malacañang after Quiapo twin blasts: Stay alert, report suspicious movements

Malacañang on Sunday called on the public to stay alert and be cautious in sharing information, following the twin explosions in Quiapo, Manila, that killed two persons and injured six others.
“While investigation is now ongoing, we ask the public to remain alert and immediately report to authorities any suspicious activity or movement,” presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement.
“Also, we urge our people to refrain from forwarding news from unverified sources that may cause undue alarm and panic,” he added.
Two persons were killed and six others, including two policemen, were injured in the explosions, which took place on Norzagaray Street, near the Manila Golden Mosque.
The first explosion took place before 6 p.m., killing two persons and injureding four others.
The two policemen were injured in the second plast, which happened at past 8:30 p.m. as they were processing the site of the first blast.
Norgazaray Street remained on lockdown on Sunday as forensic and ordnance police teams continue to secure and process blast sites.
Abella said they were “saddened by the loss of lives brought by yesterday’s night explosions,” and “likewise wish for the immediate recovery of those who were wounded.”
National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Oscar Albayalde said a suspect has been arrested by the Manila police, and the bomb attack was again suspected to be related to a clan war.
The twin explosions came a week after another bomb attack in Quiapo, where 14 people were hurt.
That incident happened as the Philippines was hosting the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit. —Rose-An Jessica Dioquino/ALG, GMA News

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