MANILA, Philippines?Survivors of the tragic 1971 Plaza Miranda on Thursday morning gathered together to recall the fateful political rally of the Liberal Party which killed nine people and wounded 85 others.
At a breakfast reunion at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City, six survivors got together to recall the importance of remembering the Plaza Miranda bombing.
The event was attended by former senators Jovito Salonga and Eddie Ilarde, Judy Araneta-Roxas, former Manila mayor Mel Lopez and his vice mayor Danny Lacuna, and journalist Tony Lozano.
?All of us will never forget that evening,? Roxas, mother of Liberal Party presidential candidate Senator Manuel ?Mar? Roxas said.
Salonga, who was the most severely injured, reiterated his belief that the late strongman former President Ferdinand Marcos was not to blame for the bombing and that Communist Party of the Philippines leader Jose Ma. Sison was the brains behind the blast.