Incident Summary:

02/25/2000: Two bombs exploded on a bus that was on a ferry en route to Ozamiz from Kolambugan across Panguil Bay, Philippines. 44 people were killed, 50 were injured and 56 were missing after the explosion. The police blamed the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for the attack.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Lanao del Norte

Near Kolambugan

Location Details:
This incident occurred on a ferry that was en route to Ozamiz from Kolambugan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Maritime
Name of Entity Our Lady of Mediatrix Ferry
Specific Description Our Lady of Mediatrix Ferry boat in the Philippines
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 44 Fatalities / 50 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 44
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 50
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“44 dead, 56 missing from Philippines ferry bombing,” Agence France Presse, February 26, 2000.
“41 Dead in Philippines Bus Bombings,” Contra Costa Times (California), February 27, 2000.
“Philippines to charge Muslim, communist rebels over bombings,” Agence France Presse, February 28, 2000.