Press Release
April 23, 2019

Statement of Senator Win Gatchalian on the Sri Lanka bombings

I extend my deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of those who were killed and injured in what appears to be a coordinated act of terrorism in Sri Lanka. While I am relieved that no Filipinos were hurt during the blasts, I grieve for those who were senselessly murdered and wounded.

These horrific acts that resulted in the tragic deaths of nearly 300 people - committed during Easter Sunday at that - were clearly perpetrated to further sow division among Muslims and Christians.

And while we should remain vigilant against such violence, we must not let those behind these attacks get what they want. Now more than ever, each and everyone of us - regardless of race, color, gender, or religion - should band together and show the world that there is no place for such hatred.

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