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World Bank ready to help PH after Jolo twin blasts

/ 09:17 PM January 27, 2019
Jolo twin blasts injured

Some of those injured in twin explosions at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo (Photo from AFP – Western Mindanao Command)

MANILA, Philippines — The World Bank expressed readiness to extend its support to the Philippines after the twin blasts that killed at least 20 and wounded 81 others in Jolo, Sulu Sunday morning.

READ: Jolo twin blasts death toll reaches 20, with 81 others injured

“We are saddened by these attacks which has marred with violence an otherwise peaceful and successful democratic exercise to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law,” the World Bank said in a statement.

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“The World Bank stands ready to extend support to the Philippines through our longstanding and ongoing partnerships for peace and development in Mindanao,” it added.

Meanwhile, the World Bank Philippine office expressed its deepest condolences to the families of those who were killed and injured in the explosions. /atm

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