Five people were wounded when a homemade bomb exploded just as Husky Bus with plate number LWE-710 and body number 388 was entering the terminal in Koronadal City, fronting the closed Marvella Hotel.
PNP-12 Regional director Police Chief Supt. Fidel Cimatu, Jr. advised all provincial commanders to strengthen the defense system in their respective areas of responsibility, for any possible attack.
Cimatu instructed all units in region 12 to secure public transport, other vital installations and churches to ensure safety of the constituents during the Holy Week.
He also ordered all chiefs of police to intensify intelligence monitoring and work in close coordination with the Armed Forces of the Philippines in their areas. (Williamor A. Magbanua/MindaNews contributor)