CAMP RAFAEL CRAME, Quezon City (DWDD) – Special Assistant to the President Christopher Bong Go has assured the immediate release of financial assistance to the victims of the car bombing incident in Lamitan, Basilan.
The assurance was made by Sec Go during the 25th Anniversary of the PNP Health Services where he served as Guest of Honor and Speaker.
The secretary extended President Rodrigo Duterte’s message of condolence to the uniformed personnel and civilians who died or was injured in the bombing.
He declined to comment on the issue that IS or the Abu Sayyaf was behind the incident. He said that the government is letting the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) finish their investigation on the matter. What is important is that the government is able to assist the innocent victims of this dastardly act.
Meanwhile, the AFP believes that the terror group Abu Sayyaf is behind the car bombing, although the IS has claimed responsibility on the bombing and that the Moroccan bomber was their member. AES / ALS / MCAG