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Death Toll In MSU-Marawi Campus Bombing Reaches 4

A bombing attack at a gymnasium in the southern Philippines claimed the lives of 4 individuals and left several others injured.

The incident occurred during a Catholic mass service on Sunday morning at Mindanao State University in Marawi City.

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr condemned the attack, labeling it as a senseless and heinous act perpetrated by foreign terrorists. He stated that the police and armed forces have been instructed to ensure public safety.

Governor Mamintal Alonto Adiong Jr of Lanao del Sur province condemned the “violent bombing,” emphasizing the commitment to upholding basic human rights, including the right to religion. He denounced terroristic attacks on educational institutions, emphasizing their role in promoting a culture of peace and shaping the youth’s future.

Mindanao State University expressed deep sadness, condemning the act and suspending classes until further notice. The university pledged support and assistance to the affected individuals and their families.

A witness near the gymnasium reported hearing a loud blast resembling an explosion of a power transformer. Police and ambulances were deployed to the incident area within the university’s main campus. The authorities are investigating the explosion, considering the possibility of involvement by pro-ISIL (ISIS) fighters.

Mindanao has long faced violence due to a rebellion by armed separatist groups. On a related note, the Philippine military announced the killing of 11 fighters in an operation approximately 200km (125 miles) from Marawi on the preceding Saturday.

The IPHO Chief Dra Pinky Rakiin released the names of those admitted at the Amay Pakpak Medical Center and asked the media to disseminate the info to inform the families.

Currently in Surgery:

Maria Zathnaya Tichaga

Sheree Mae Asoy, BS Entrepreneurship

Alejandro Boles

Graciel Parojenog

Currently under monitoring:

Maria Ruena Laure

Joe Hire Salvedia

Jessie Mae Domapyas

Roger Castillano

Jona Lingana

Hejara Acosta

Michelle Layao, Faculty, CSPEAR

Marjorie Truenchante

Shire Alaba

Marivic Dicano

Jaime Sapio

Saira Tenedo

Ronald Tabibina, College of Engineering

Charice Badonsi

Dexter Lirasan

Gregoria Alvarenga (?)

Paula Selma

Jay Gabarpe

Eldritz Daniel, 3rd Year ComStud (Media Education)

Segundina Nobela

Jenalyn Galavosa

Benjie Lucero

Jasmin Lucer

Joel Escol
Joel Escolhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK_sKdGFs0ewIh9R-iAskDg
Joel Calamba Escol is a journalist in the Philippines for more than 20 years. Currently, he is the Managing Editor of Mindanao Daily News, the biggest and most-widely read newspaper in Southern Philippines. He is also known as Noypi Vlogger in Youtube. You can follow him on the following social networking sites below.
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