Thursday, January 29, 2009

Revilla pushes probe into Cavite factory blast

Senator Ramon “Bong" Revilla, Jr. on Thursday said he wanted the powerful explosion that rocked a fireworks factory in his home province probed, citing reports that this is the second time that such an incident has occurred.

“Unang-una dapat paimbestigahan ito. Kung dalawang beses ito parang di na sila natuto. Tignan muna natin (The incident should be investigated. If this is the second time it happened, it seems the owners did not learn. But let us look into the incident further)," Revilla said in an interview on dzBB radio.

Revilla said he was guest speaker at an event in Maragondon town in Cavite, but when he learned of the incident, he immediately went to Trece Martires City.

“Nalaman ko kaya napatakbo ako dito (I rushed to Trece Martires when I learned of the explosion)," he said.

The death toll in the explosion at Starmakers Factory rose to two Thursday noon, according to Trece Martires City police chief Superintendent Reynaldo Galang.

On the other hand, Cavite provincial police director Senior Superintendent Hernando Zafra said three persons were already confirmed dead while 38 were reportedly wounded in the powerful blast.


by Sophia Dedace, GMANews.TV

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