• Senators mourn Orlando victims

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    SENATORS on Monday joined world leaders in condemning the attacks on a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, as they sent their prayers to the victims of the massacre.

    In her twitter post, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago called the mass shooting appalling and heartbreaking.

    “I long for the day when the LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] community no longer has to live in fear of discrimination and hate crimes,” said Santiago, who was discharged from hospital last week for pneumonia.

    Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito sent his prayers to the families of the victims of what is considered to be the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States.

    Some 50 individuals were killed while 53 others were wounded when an armed man identified as Omar Mateen opened fired at customers inside a night club in Orlando.

    Incoming Sen. Joel Villanueva, said senseless killings must stop as he also sent his prayers to the massacre victims.

    “Our prayers go to the victims of the Orlando shooting and their families. We pray too that our very own countrymen have been spared,” Sen. Francis Pangilinan said in twitter.

    JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA

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