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Glorietta blast...not a bomb?

The latest news on the Glorietta 2 Mall blast is that it's in all probability not a bomb BUT...then again it could not be ruled out yet as they still have to recover the submersible pump that was placed in the basement a few days before the blast occurred. It is believed that the blast originated from here. Whatever the cause, it is prudent to avoid overcongested malls like the Glorietta. When I'm in Manila, I usually just go to Greenbelt or Rockwell...EDSA Shangrila is good too as well The Podium but, the safest place they said is Virra Mall in Greenhills because that's where all the Muslim entrepreneurs are ;)

a terror attack?

At approximately 1:30 PM today a loud and strong explosion occurred in Glorietta 2 in Makati City, ending my restful weekend plans. Initial report says that it was a gas explosion but later, it was more or less established that in all probability, it was a very strong bomb. Once again people from the opposition used this to sow intrigue in the minds of the public. One of the first ones who gave a statement was Antonio Trillanes, one of those soldiers who launched a mutiny in 2003 in Oakwood (which incidentally is adjacent to Glorietta) saying that this is a diversionary tactic of government. What? That's a sick mind! It is during times like this that we should act as one people and help each other deal with this tragedy. It is not the time to point fingers. The Philippines is an archipelago made up of many that whatever happens in Manila does not mean it is happening everywhere else in the country but this is different because the enemy could be right beside you.