Hand Grenade Blast Hits Family House in Buenavista Bohol

By Kit Bagaipo, The Bohol Chronicle

Public sympathy to a hapless 3-year old boy casualty of a bomb blast in Buenavista town drew an outpouring of donations from generous and kindhearted listeners of Station dyRD on Thursday.

Boholanos from all walks of life came in droves at dyRD giving cash, food and clothes to the family of 3-year old Joshue Suete, who was killed by an improvised bomb Wednesday night.

A total of P50,171 was raised during the 5-hour fund-drive that drew a massive response from dyRD listeners who were tuned-in to top-rated programs “Patrol Balita,” “Inyaong Alagad,” “Pulso” and “Media Patrol.”

The act of kindness of Boholanos in different circumstances – students, ordinary wage earners – that included janitors, bakers and security guards phoned in their pledges for the victims of the bombing incident in barangay Magkaya, Buenavista that also seriously injured the grandparents of the victim Cosme Perialde, 50 and Emilia Perialde, 48.

It was not just their own gesture of charity that pushed donors to share the little of what they have. Some came out of apparent anguish to the viciousness of the crime.

Around 7:30 Wednesday night, two bonnet wearing men riding a motorcycle purportedly lobbed an improvised bomb at the house of the Perialde couple.

According to Buenavista police, the suspected home-made bomb was thrown just outside the house of the victims. However, shrapnel ripped through the house’s bamboo walls hitting Joshue.

The 3-year old boy was rushed to the Gov. Celestino Gallares Regional Hospital (GCGRH) but was dead on arrival.

Cosme sustained injuries on his leg, shoulders and broke his right arm. Emilia, on the other hand, was hit on the nape.

Cosme had to undergo surgery at the GCGRH to fix his broken right arm.

Joshue’s mother and a younger brother who were also in the house during the incident were unharmed.

Buenavista police chief Insp. Reyes said they recovered fragments of the suspected improvised bomb as they try to piece together circumstances that led to the incident.

The recovered bomb parts will be examined at the PNP crime laboratory.

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