Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Explosion at the House

It is 9:15 p.m. and I have just received a report that the South Wing of the Batasang Pambansa is the site of a massive explosion .
Initial reports say at least three members of the House were injured as a result of the blast. There were others also injured.
Henry Pryde Teves, congressman of the third district of Negros Oriental is reported to be one of those who may have been injured in the blast, but this has yet to be confirmed.
There is yet no report whether the explosion was a result of a bomb, or any other source.
The Batasan Pambansa is the official venue of the lower house of Congress.
This is where the House of Representatives holds session
It also hosts the offices of more than two hundred members of the House.
The explosion comes at the heels of major controversies hounding members of the House.
The House justice committee is tackling the latest impeachment complaint against President Arroyo.
The committee, it is said, is poised to junk the impeachment complaint.
Earlier, many congressmen were embroiled in what was seen to be cash distribution in amounts of P500,000 each in Malacanang.
Some members of congress have confirmed having received such cash distribution.

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