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President Aquino on bar exams bombers: Surrender or be caught


Even President Aquino appealed on those behind Sunday’s grenade attack on law students to come forward or be caught.

The President released the statement on Wednesday afternoon, after he visiting the four victims of the Sunday explosion.

The four female law students were among 44 who were hurt during the explosion that took place at the height of celebrations as the end of the bar exams outside the De la Salle University in Manila.

“To those of you who are guilty: The full resources of the State are being unleashed against you. Surrender. Do not add to the troubles you are now facing. Otherwise, have no doubt that you will be caught. You will not escape the consequences of your actions,” President Aquino said in his statement.

`I consider this a heinous crime because many of the victims were women and students preparing for their futures as productive citizens of our country. Society bears an added responsibility for caring for women and the youth,” the president said.

However, Aquino said he was confident that in spite of the sufferings, “their futures will be bright.”

President Aquino also visited Raisa Laurel, who lost her legs in the explosion at the Philippine General Hospital. He also visited Joanna Katrina Ledda, Camille Villasin and Gladys Mique at the Manila Doctors Hospital.


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