This is a breaking story. Multiple explosions detonated during a crowded boxing match in central Philippines today. Authorities are looking into the probability of Islamic terrorism.
UPDATE: Aftermath video:
(Video in Tagalog. Will be updated with English videos as they become available)
LEYTE, Philippines - Twin blasts injured at least 32 people including, ten children at a boxing match in Hilongos town in Leyte province in central Philippines at 9 pm on Wednesday.
16 of those injured had to be admitted to various hospitals, while the others were sent home after being treated for minor wounds.
Mayor Albert Villahermosa, who was at the place when the incident happened, said the first bomb went off at around 9:30 pm followed by the second one merely 30 seconds later.
Half an hour later, another bomb went off in Aleosan town, Cotabato.
The roadside bomb injured six people on a passing truck too.
For some historical insight into Islam in the Philippines in the early part of the 20th century, as well as what Hollywood knew of it in the 1930s, check out this Gary Cooper film, The Real Glory about US training of local Philippine militias to defend against Islamic sex slave raids, and jihad attacks.