12 months Lorenzana admits lapses in securing Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel MB
By Francis Wakefield Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana Tuesday admitted that there may be a lapse in the security procedure that led to the two explosions at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, Sulu on Sunday. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana (REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco / MANILA BULLETIN) The twin explosions, it was recalled, resulted in the death of five soldiers, one Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel and 14 civilians. Reports added that of the 97 persons hurt, 15 are soldiers, two coast guard personnel, and 78 civilians. In an interview, Lorenzana admitted that as early as August 2018, they ... more