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Bombings Raise Specter of Martial Law

Posted by lenolea on July 8, 2009

MANILA — The series of bombings in the past week in Cotabato City, Iligan City, Jolo and Quezon City have triggered speculations among many Filipinos that the Arroyo administration might be laying the groundwork for the declaration of martial law.

Last week, an improvised explosive device exploded outside the Office of the Ombudsman in Quezon City. No one was hurt. The next day, bombs were found at the Department of Agriculture compound and outside a condominium on Katipunan Avenue, also in Quezon City.

On Sunday, a powerful blast ripped through a store across the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Cotabato City. Six were reported killed and 30 injured. Full article

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