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Manila police nab 3 suspects in Quiapo blast

May 31, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Halid Macatanong who is suspected of setting off the second bomb in Quiapo on May 6 is arrested in Subic Freeport in Zambales

HIDING. The three suspects are arrested in Subic Freeport, 3 hours away from Manila.

After Quiapo blasts, Manila mulls creation of crisis committee

May 10, 2017 - 10:12 AM

Former president now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada says a joint task force should be ready to carry out in a moment s notice all the aspects of crisis management whenever needed

AFTERMATH. The Manila City Crisis Management Committee is a response to multiple crises that have terrorized the capital.

After Quiapo blasts, Senate creates panel to probe use of intel funds

May 09, 2017 - 2:27 PM

With a P5 billion intelligence budget Senator Panfilo Lacson asks why there is a failure of intelligence on the part of the military and the police

OVERSIGHT. The Senate is set to create an oversight committee to look into government's use of intelligence and confidential funds. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

AFP sees no ISIS, Maute links to Quiapo blasts

May 08, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Eduardo Año echoes earlier statements of the PNP and Malacañang that terrorists were not behind the explosions

NO TERRORIST LINKS. AFP chief General Eduardo Año attends a briefing with lawmakers on May 8. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Manila police arrest suspect in April 28 Quiapo blast

May 08, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Police and the suspect insist the blast had no links to the terror group ISIS

QUIAPO BLAST. MPD chief Joel Coronel presents one of the suspects in the April 28 blast in Quiapo, Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

ISIS planning more attacks in PH and region – terror expert

May 08, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Rohan Gunaratna warns that ISIS plans to hit Manila and other capitals in the region during the Ramadan

LOCKDOWN. Police cordon off the blast site after the explosions.

Telcos suspend mobile services in Quiapo after blasts

May 07, 2017 - 9:15 PM

UPDATED Police requested that cellular signals be jammed for 48 hours in Quiapo the site of twin explosions

Presidential Security Group checks Manila blast site

May 07, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Soldiers belonging to Joint Task Force NCR are also deployed to the site of the twin explosions

Explosion rocks Quiapo on Saturday evening, May 6, 2017. The first explosion took place around 6pm killing 2 people. Two hours later, another explosion took place at the exact spot just as the police and SOCO are wrapping up their investigation. 6 injuries were reported in the twin blasts that took place along Norzagaray Street near the Islamic Center. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Twin explosions hit Manila's Quiapo district

May 07, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Authorities reject claims of involvement by the Islamic State saying that an imam was the likely target of the attack

Explosion rocks Quiapo on Saturday evening, May 6, 2017. The first explosion took place around 6pm killing 2 people. Two hours later, another explosion took place at the exact spot just as the police and SOCO are wrapping up their investigation. 6 injuries were reported in the twin blasts that took place along Norzagaray Street near the Islamic Center. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Police reject ISIS' claims of involvement in twin Manila blasts

May 07, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Police believe a Muslim cleric is the likely target of the explosions in Manila s Quiapo district on Saturday May 6

Grab rider was delivery boy killed in Quiapo blast, company says

May 07, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Grab: We are deeply saddened the incident took the lives of two civilians including one of our GrabExpress partners

VICTIM. A frame grab of a security footage at the Quiapo blast site shows the GrabExpress driver. Rappler photo

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May 07, 2017 - 12:59 PM

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Palace calls for calm after twin Quiapo blasts

May 07, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The police says it is not a terror attack because the bomb had a specific target

TWIN EXPLOSIONS. Explosions rock Quiapo near the Islamic Center on May 6, 2017. The first explosion took place around 6pm killing 2 people. Two hours later, another explosion took place at the exact spot just as the police and SOCO are wrapping up their investigation. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

2 dead, 6 injured in twin Quiapo blasts

May 06, 2017 - 8:09 PM

6TH UPDATE The blasts take place a week after an explosion in the area hurt 14 people

QUIAPO BLAST. An explosion rocks Quiapo near the Islamic Center on May 6, 2017.  Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Quiapo blast victim loses leg, alone in hospital

May 06, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Social workers are looking for the relatives of Rolando Gubat 45 one of the 14 people hurt in the April 28 pipe bomb explosion in Manila

PNP says no evidence ISIS behind Quiapo blast

Apr 30, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Metro Manila police say ISIS is only claiming responsibility for the blast to promote their cause and interest and gain global recognition

QUIAPO BLAST. Police process the scene of the blast in Quiapo, Manila. Photo by Ezra Acayan/Rappler

Police: Quiapo blast caused by local scuffle, not linked to ASEAN Summit

Apr 29, 2017 - 3:26 PM

To retaliate against 3 individuals who maul a minor an IED is detonated in Quiapo Manila

QUIAPO BLAST. Bystanders look on as police process the blast site in Quiapo. Photo by Ezra Acayan/Rappler

At least 14 injured in Quiapo blast

Apr 28, 2017 - 11:54 PM

7th UPDATE A police report on the blast says the motive for the explosion is possible gang war Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says the blast is not connected to the ASEAN Summit

CRIME SCENE. Blood is on the floor as a policeman walks toward the scene of the explosion on April 28, 2017. Photo by Ezra Acayan.