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Bus bombing suspect is jail escapee

The main suspect in the bombing on Tuesday of a bus passing near a university in Bukidnon had been in jail for a previous terror attack but was rescued by armed men during a raid on the detention facility at least seven years ago.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bus attack an attempt to derail peace process—Aquino

President Benigno Aquino III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The suspect in the Bukidnon bus bombing is connected with a secessionist group, so the incident could be compared to an attempt to thwart the peace process, according to President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

US envoy condemns Bukidnon bus bombing

In this photo taken late Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 and released by the Maramag Police Station of the Philippine National Police, investigators examine a passenger bus at Maramag township, Bukidnon province in southern Philippines, following an explosion. The death toll from a suspected bomb explosion on the bus in the southern Philippines rose to at least 10 with more than 30 others wounded, officials said Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Maramag Police Station of the Philippine National Police)

The United States government on Friday condemned the bloody bus bombing in the province of Bukidnon last Tuesday, which left at least 10 dead and about 30 others injured.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Trauma grips school after bombing


Grief and trauma are gripping students of a university here following a terror attack on a bus that killed 11 people and wounded at least 41 others.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Bukidnon students gripped by fear after bombing, shun buses

Students from Central Mindanao University  light up candles at the main gate of CMU a day after the deadly bus bombing that killed 11 people and injured 41 others. Authorities said extortion is being eyed as motive in the attack.  PHOTO BY BOBBLY LAGSA

After losing their friends and classmates in Tuesday’s bomb attack that tore through a bus of the Rural Transport of Mindanao Inc. (RTMI) here, many students of the Central Mindanao University say they now shun riding buses.

Posted: December 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »