INQToday: Suspect in MSU bombing arrested in Marawi City — AFP
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One of the suspects in a fatal Mindanao State University (MSU) bombing has been arrested and is now under the custody of authorities, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Friday.
AFP public affairs chief Col. Xerxes Trinidad identified the suspect as Jafar Gamo Sultan, who was arrested by joint elements of the military’s Task Force Marawi and Marawi City Police on December 6, Wednesday at Barangay Dulay Proper, Marawi City.
The Mindanao State University (MSU) administration has ordered the resumption of classes on Monday next week amid strong opposition by student leaders.
Classes in MSU’s Marawi City campus had been suspended following Sunday’s blast inside the Mohammad Ali B. Dimaporo Gymnasium while a Mass was being celebrated, killing four and wounding at least 50 people.
After almost six months, the alert level classification of Mayon Volcano has been lowered to alert level two, state volcanologists said on Friday.
In its advisory, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said it is “lowering the alert level of Mayon Volcano from Alert Level 3 (tendency towards a hazardous eruption) to Alert Level 2 (moderate level of unrest).”