MANILA - Malacañang on Sunday condemned an explosion that reportedly left several people injured in General Santos City.
In a statement, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the blast came at an unfortunate time as some parts of the country continue to reel from the effects of typhoon Ompong.
"We condemn in the strongest possible terms today's explosion that hit General Santos City, which left scores of people injured. This comes at an unfortunate time when the nation is reeling from the effects of Ompong," he said.
Police earlier said they were verifying reports 2 individuals on board a motorcycle dropped off a bag near a drug store before the explosion occurred at around noon Sunday.
Initial reports by the local police show seven people were injured in the blast and were immediately brought to the Saint Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.