Duterte visits blast site, led candle-lighting ceremony for victims


Pres. Duterte visited Jolo, Sulu yesterday. The President led the candle-lighting and the offering of flowers for the victims at the blast site in Barangay Walled City.

The bombings in Jolo happened on August 24, 2020, when insurgents alleged to be Abu Sayyaf jihadists detonated two bombs in Jolo, killing 14 people and wounding 75 others. The first occurred as Philippine Army personnel were assisting in carrying out COVID-19 humanitarian efforts. The second, a suicide bombing, was carried out near the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral.