Grab Philippines condoles with victims of Quiapo blast


Posted at May 07 2017 05:26 PM

MANILA - Grab Philippines condoled with the families of the victims of Saturday's twin blast in Quiapo, which included one of the company's GrabExpress partners.

"Our prayers go out to those who perished, and we extend our sympathies and deepest condolences to their loved ones," Grab said in a statement Sunday.

The company also condemned Saturday's bombing.

"Grab Philippines condemns perpetration of the bombing on Saturday at Norzagaray Street in Quiapo, Manila. We are deeply saddened the incident took the lives of two civilians, including one of our GrabExpress partners," the statement said.

Grab said it will give its full support and cooperation with the authorities in the investigation.

"We are one with authorities in pursuing justice for those who needlessly lost their lives and were hurt. We pledge our full support and cooperation in the conduct of their investigation," the statement said.

"Grab and our GrabExpress partners will remain vigilant and work with the police to take extra care in areas that may be identified as at risk for such incidences," the statement added.

Grab said it will refrain from giving any other details about the incident.

NCRPO director Police Chief Superintendent Oscar Albayalde said the bombing that occurred at the corner of Globo De Oro and Palanca Street about 5:55 p.m. targeted “a specific person.”  

“Supposedly the suspect was carrying the package and he delivered the package riding a motorcycle. He handed it to a caretaker and then the package exploded that resulted in the death of the carrier of the package, (who was) the delivery boy, and the caretaker who took the package,” he said.

Albayalde added that the second explosion that took place at the corner of Elizondo Street at about 8:25 p.m. may have been connected to the first.

The explosions left 2 people dead and 6 others injured.