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Biazon condemns cold-blooded attack in Jolo cathedral

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By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN

Muntinlupa City Rep. Ruffy Biazon has condemned in the strongest possible term the ill-fated bombing of the Jolo Cathedral in Sulu on Sunday.

Biazon, senior vice-chair of the House Committee on National Defense and Security, said the manner and timing of the bombing suggests that “it was meant to sow terror” in order to affect the course of the peace efforts in the Mindanao region.

“Targeting a place of worship on a day of worship not only ensures that their will be a big number of casualties but psychological, social and even religious impact as well… this cold-blooded attack deserves the strongest condemnation,” said Biazon.

Biazon said the violent incident in Jolo was an affront to the people Mindanao who desire peace for this troubled part of the country following the plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) last week.

See related story: 17 killed, 57 wounded in Jolo church twin blasts

The administration solon has called on authorities to immediately and thoroughly investigate the attack to determine who the culprits are and immediately bring them to justice.

He added that the Jolo Cathedral bombing emphasized the need for the passage of the amendments to the Human Security Act—intended to not only prosecute those involved in terrorist acts but also pre-empt such terrorist acts by providing a mechanism to make those who plan and support terrorists accountable under the law.

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