Aquino condemns Boston Marathon bombing, offers prayers for injured, dead

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President Aquino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday condemned the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing even as he expressed sympathy with the families of the victims.

The President’s deputy spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Boston Marathon has always been an “annual celebration of the human spirit: of endurance, friendly competition, and community celebration.’’

“We condemn those who dared defile this event and who have cast such a pall of loss and suffering in the city of Boston and the entire United States,’’ she added in a statement.

At the same time, Valte said: “The President personally conveys a message of deep sympathy, concern, and solidarity with the people of Boston, where he and his family had found refuge during martial law, and which so many Filipinos call home. Boston is a city of bravery, openness, and liberty: this tragedy will not change these essential truths, and points of pride, for this great city.’’

The Aquino administration joins the international community “in extending our deepest sympathy to those who have lost loved ones in the bombing of the Boston Marathon,’’ Valte said.

“At this moment, scores are being treated for injuries, some of them quite life-threatening. We offer our prayers and best wishes for their recovery,’’ she said.

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  • hu_yu

    eh yung mga pinoy sa sabah anung na offer mo?

    • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

      Those criminals went there to start war, see the difference?

      Pag mambato ka, siguraduhin mo na huwag pataas dahil babalik to sa pagmumukha mo.

      For me, I offer them jailtime.

      • Mamang Pulis

        ang ibig nya sabihin yun mga napektuhan ni SK III–hindi lang yun lumusob.

        alam na alam naman natin na pinag kanulo na sila SK III—pati sibilyan ba pagkakanulo rin?

      • hu_yu

        criminal na pala mga pinoy na nasa sabah?

    • Mamang Pulis

      naunahan mo ako

    • Mamang Pulis

      walang ma i offer at busy sa LP 12-0..busy sa paninirang puri nya sa mga kumakalaban sa kanya :D

      ganun lng yun…

  • Mamang Pulis

    sabi ng forumer sa baba—eh yun mga pinoy sa sabah anung offer mo?

    ano nga ba ha?

  • disqusted0fu

    This is what Pnoy does best, condemning. But what can he do aside from that? Nothing. Just like what he did or rather what he did not do for the sultanates in Sabah, or the poor victims of the typhoons, or the poor in general. Pnoy extends his sympathy and prayers to the people of another nation but he does nothing for the people of his own.

  • kilabot

    nag-express ng sympathy
    pero nakangisi parang masaya.
    noykapon’s demeanor is not synchronized with his feelings;
    parang sa luneta incident;
    may maluwag na nut.

    • Mamang Pulis

      ngising aso ba?

      yan ang epekto sa nerve na tinamaan noon na ambush sya–kya ngiting aso lagi si simeon.

  • buttones

    Standard practice….off topic but who is representing PH at Maggie’s funeral?

  • penoy2012

    Nakisawsaw pa din si penoy. Baka isisi na naman niya kay GMA ang Boston bombing.

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