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Marcos condemns deadly Marawi blast, vows to hunt down perpetrators

MANILA, Philippines (Updated 4:56 p.m.) — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. condemned Sunday the attack at the Mindanao State University in Marawi City that left at least four people dead and injured dozens.

An explosion ripped through the MSU’s Dimaporo gymnasium while a Catholic Mass was being held Sunday morning, coinciding with the commemoration of the Mindanao Week of Peace.

In a statement posted on X, formerly Twitter, Marcos condemned what he called “senseless and most heinous acts perpetrated by foreign terrorists.” The Philippine National Police, in a separate statement, said that it is working to identify the individuals or groups behind the blast. 

“I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the victims, their loved ones, and the communities that have been the target of this latest assault on peace,” Marcos said. 

The president said he is in close coordination with the Bangsamoro government and has instructed the PNP and the Armed Forces of the Philippines to ensure the safety of civilians. 

“As reports come in throughout the day, I enjoin all of us to remain calm, circumspect, and conscientious in our collective efforts to ensure that the horrific events of this morning are not further compounded by inaccurate, unvetted, and unofficial information,” Marcos said. 

“Rest assured we will bring the perpetrators of this ruthless act to justice,” he added. 

Vice President Sara Duterte, on the other hand, urged Filipinos, especially those from Mindanao to remain calm as authorities conduct an investigation. But she also called for viligance to prevent possible further attack on civilians. 

“We should stand strong in the face of challenges and the ongoing threat of terrorism,” Duterte said in Filipino.

In a statement condemning the explosion, Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim said that MSU is an academic institution that has always welcomed people of different faiths. 

“We must see to it that this tradition will endure these times of tribulations,” he said. 

In a separate statement, the Bangsamoro Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education stressed that it stands firmly against violence in educational institutions, which are supposed to be safe