Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Buendia Makati Bus Blast 01-25-2011

When I came in to work last night, my inbox is flooded with numerous emails about the bus blast happened around 2pm near Buendia. Since most of us are either from the South or passing thru this route almost everyday, it came as a shock. It could have been me or a close friend, an office mate perhaps?

So, after my shift, I browsed thru all the articles available & here's the latest (as of 9:13AM):  
(reposting article for awareness purposes only: from 

Makati bus blast death toll rises to 5

Posted at 01/26/2011 9:05 AM | Updated as of 01/26/2011 9:13 AM

MANILA, Philippines - One more passenger of the bus that was hit by a bomb explosion along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Makati City has died, increasing the number of fatalities in the bloody incident to 5.
The 5th fatality was call center agent Irish Teniola, who was declared dead at the Makati Medical Center around 4 a.m. Wednesday.
Teniola died of shrapnel wound in the head and the back of her body.
The Makati City police identified the 4 other fatalities as FX taxi driver Salustiano Marino, 57; culinary arts student Johansson Reyes, 24; Shrily Khristel Andes Hausena and Junly Caduayog, 24, also a call center agent.
Two injured victims are still confined at the Makati Medical Center while another injured victim is being treated at the Ospital ng Makati.
The 9 victims brought to the St. Luke's Medical Center in Global City were undergoing stress debriefing.
Michael Jaralve, the injured conductor of the Newman Goldline bus that was hit by the explosion has been discharged from the hospital. He sustained wounds on both of his legs.
The Newman Goldline bus with plate number TXJ 710 was at the north-bound loading bay near the corner of EDSA and Gil Puyat (Buendia) Avenue when an improvised explosive device planted under one of its seat exploded at around 2 p.m.. -- Report from Francis Faulve, ABS-CBN News
Photo Credit: MMDA from ABS-CBN news website

TO ALL: Be very careful and always pray before you leave the house. For those who passed away (some, who happened to be of the same line of work as mine) may you rest in peace. 

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