I condemn the reprehensible bombing in Marawi, particularly in a gym where a Catholic Mass was ongoing this morning resulting in tragic deaths and numerous injuries, including students attending the service. Targeting a place of worship and endangering innocent lives is an appalling act that goes against the values of humanity.
I extend my deepest condolences to the victims’ families and express my solidarity with the community. Such acts of terrorism only strengthen our resolve to work collaboratively to eradicate extremism and promote peace.
Amidst this tragic event, I call for a thorough investigation to swiftly ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice. Sama-sama nating labanan ang anumang banta sa kaligtasan ng mga inosenteng mamamayan.