By Henni Espinosa, Don Tagala and Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Apr. 16, 2013

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.– Security levels were immediately raised in major cities all over America, following the deadly attacks at the Boston Marathon on Monday.

President Barack Obama spoke from the White House a day after the attacks and promised that his administration will do its best to keep all Americans safe.

“We continue to mobilize and deploy all appropriate law enforcement resources to protect our citizens and investigate and to respond to this attack,” said Obama.

In Washington, the Explosive Ordinance Division conducted a security sweep with bomb-sniffing dogs.

Officer Joseph Dolan of the Metro Police Special Operations Division said, “We are out in force. Our eyes are open and if anything is out here, believe me, we’re going to find it.”

While in New York, Filipinos who flocked to tourist spots like Times Square said were concerned for their safety. Many were jolted with traumatic memories of 9/11.

“We’re worried this could be another 9/11,” said one Filipino tourist.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said dozens of critical response vehicles, a counter terrorism-chopper and about 1,000 police officers involved in counter-terrorism, have been deployed all over the city.

Meantime, the California Emergency Management System’s assistant secretary said there’s no known California connection to the bombings in Boston.

Police increased patrols in airports in Los Angeles, Van Nuys and Ontario, as well as in sports stadiums.

“Right now, we have no reason to believe the events in Boston have any connection with Los Angeles. However, we are telling all our personnel to pay extra attention to areas of large gatherings and venues,” said Bruce Borihahn of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The San Francisco Police Department is also on increased alert and has looked into heightened security measures for the upcoming San Francisco Marathon and Bay to Breakers foot races.

Some Filipinos in San Francisco said they were shocked by how vulnerable America has become to terrorist attacks.

One Pinoy, a resident said, “It’s scary because it was a random act.”

A Pinay tourist said, “I believe every part of the world is not safe anymore. So you have to be cautious.”

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  • Delia
    16 April 2013 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Unfortunately government can’t protect anyone no matter how much they tell us they will protect all of us. All the nonsense our leader espoused yesterday about catching the people responsible and bringing them to justice is just more hot air. Oh I’m sure somebody will be ‘caught’ and punished to make the promise look fulfilled but reality tells me different.

  • Delia
    17 April 2013 at 8:07 am - Reply

    The only concern Filipinos having are for themself , who are you kidding ? Wala kayong concern para sa America or to americans , ang concern ninyo ay yong makakuha kayo nang legal status, never once na nag concern kayo sa mga citizen at sa bayan na ito. Kung talagang concern kayo sa safety ninyo , bakit rally kayo nang rally para sa mga illegals , Hinde ninyo alam na ang portion nang Filipino illigals ay kakatiting lang compare to 20 up to 30 millions na illegals from God knows where they come from .

    Out of this millions illegal alliens , theres only 250 thousands filipinos , lo and behold how many terrorist from middle eastern in this bunch , an illiterate waving flags mexicans drugs dealers and a drunkards criminals and sex abusers ? I’m guessing more than we know .

    Based on politicians, there are only 11 millions illegals but an assesment of majority in the country is trippled , can you immagine if we will have any safety at all in our lifetime after they get their legal status?

    Between the early 1990s and 2004, 59 of the 94 foreign-born terrorists who operated in the United States had “committed immigration fraud prior to or in conjunction with taking part in terrorist activity. But in todays future i will assume theres greater fears and unsafe lifestyle than ever before.

    I don’t want millions more low skilled,semi-literate third worlders dumped on this country. Immigration is going to be the end of the”United” States of America. Our immigration policy can’t be driven by diversity and actually serve the needs of the nation.

    I’m sure legalizing murderers,drug dealers,terrorists and leeches will make us more less secure and financially solvent ,there should be NO immigration at all until the bombing is fully investigated. perhaps the open borders is where the bomber came from? good old Obama left the gate open to all and it could have been an invitation to the bomber.

  • av
    17 April 2013 at 9:21 am - Reply

    @delia– HUH? Are you certain this bombing ha to d with Imiigration reform? How stupid to think that the Boston bombing has o do with immigration. Please stay on course with your arguments.

  • Delia
    17 April 2013 at 9:36 am - Reply

    @Av , bago ka sumangkot at sumagot , please lang basahin mabuti yong mga statement ko , hinde yong padalos dalos na sasagot ka eh tapos your assuming na i made it as an accusation . Ang sabi ko it could have been an invitation to the bomber . Before replying , understand it na its possible and probable.

    I think you;re not to reply to any post kasi , binabaliktad mo and then your manipulating it. Huwag ka na lang mag reply , kasi lalo mong ginugulo ang mga poster na nagco comment. Saan ko sinabi yang bintang mo.

  • av
    17 April 2013 at 11:27 am - Reply

    @Delia – So are you implying that the Open America is inviting terrorist to live in this country? Events of 911 has shown that already, what did America do with the immigration issues? Ayan oh, Immigration reform, so what if some or all of those sleeping cells of terror eventually becomes naturalized, what now? Surely they have to go through background checks, but can you really check their brains and hearts so that you can say that they are terrorists? The fact is, what if the bombing in Boston is works of a local terrorist, i.e. a white or a black man or men, do that still count as part of illegal immigration?

    Delia – you are trying to inject the current events with your dislike of the Immigration reform while it really has no relation to it ( as of yet ). So please comment on the current events and not include your anti-immigration ideas.

  • Arbi
    17 April 2013 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    @Delia … stop eating tokya’t baboy for an hour, instead go open up a book. Why do you hate “undocumented immigrants” so much?

  • Delia
    17 April 2013 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    @Av , stop assuming i said this and that , when in fact hinde ka marunong umintindi nang english or tagalog. So ano ano naman ang pinagsasabi mong tokyat baboy , never heard of such thing , maybe your implying that i am like you na kahit anong basura kinakain mo. However , wether i dislike the immigrant or not is none of your bussiness , its how i feel and i am intitled to feel as i feel , kasi the last time i check i dont live in dictator country.

    Av its you who need to open up a book , cause you’re running around the bushes . I think you got burn up because i basted you for saying something i did not even say . Nabuko ka and you can not admit your mistake but thats ok , as i said magulo kang tao .Dont put words on my mouth and assuming me for what i am not like i’m visaya , bicolano, kapangpangan , ilocano etc etc , because i am neither of such you accuse me off . Therefore stop antagonishing me before you lose your sanity.

    I dont hate illegals , i dislike them due to a fact that they are criminal law breakers . i will express all my feelings about them till i die , it is my right .

    • av
      19 April 2013 at 10:45 am - Reply

      Why don’t you gather your thoughts first bago ka mag comment ng mag comment. Kasi ikaw ang magulo, ang daming mong topics na binubuksan at pinaghahalo halo mo ang mga ideas mo sa iba’t ibang issues. Iba na talaga kapag matanda na…

    • av
      19 April 2013 at 11:15 am - Reply

      Delia – teka nga naliligaw ang komento mo. Hindi ako si Arbi. Eh sa ganyan pa lang eh nalilito ka na pala eh. Sa ibang bagay pa kaya? tsk tsk tsk. Tingin tingin naman po ale !

  • concernedfilam
    17 April 2013 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    we don’t have any jobs left. No more manufacturing. These illegals because they lack the education will end up in welfare and free health care. Look at Stockton and East Los Angeles

    The whole country will look like Guadalajara

    • av
      19 April 2013 at 10:44 am - Reply

      Look everywhere ! It is not only Latinos that are in food stamps and welfare. Majority of them too are Blacks ! Are blacks now part of the illegal immigration??? So biased you people are… open up your ideas and eyes so that you may be guided accordingly with your thoughts and concerns.

  • arbi
    17 April 2013 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    really Delia, you’re still talking, I only hear lots of none sense … i told you to open up a book and read! Knowledge will set you free and makes you more attractive. You do not hate illegals and dislike them due to a fact that they are criminal law breakers, the truth is that you hate and dislike them because “no one is better at finding a wrongdoer than another wrongdoer”. Now die as you wish 🙂

  • Delia
    17 April 2013 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    I will die when my creator say so , not in your terms . So make sure you know that , and i will talk when i know i have a right to speak not on who tells me so. You know , by your response and commanding atittude , theres a possibiity that your either lunatic , insane or just trigger happy to think your more educated and knowledgable . But in my personnal opinion , your no more than a high ego maniac undeserving my attention. Tah ! tah !

    • Arbi
      17 April 2013 at 9:53 pm - Reply

      @Delia … nobody cares about your opinion. read and make yourself useful!

    • av
      19 April 2013 at 11:14 am - Reply

      Creator mo si Rodney ! Si Rodney yata ang bagong David Koresh eh !

  • rodney
    18 April 2013 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    @Av- Itong taon ito mahilig sa ILLEGAL na gawain. Magpakantot ka na lang sa kabayo kasama iyong NANay mo. Booooooooooo…..

    • Arbi
      18 April 2013 at 1:40 pm - Reply

      @rodney … “it takes one to know one”

    • Arbi
      18 April 2013 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      @rodney … are you suffering from Oedipus Complex? or just sexually-deprived? If you need a good psychiatrist (Philippines, NY, CA, WA, etc), kindly let me know … your 1st. visit on-the-house 🙂

      • rodney
        19 April 2013 at 12:16 am - Reply

        @Arbi- Hmmm.. you know all the places ha! I guess you must be a “PIMP”. You and Av really have something in common. Why don’t you find an illegal Mexican to “fu@@@ck your “MAMA” so you can have an illegal alien brother/sister(anchor baby). That will add the number of illegal aliens in your State. Bobooooooo….

        • Arbi
          19 April 2013 at 9:38 am - Reply

          @rodney … you need professional help for abnormal sexual expression(s) and “short”coming. You and Delia = Dumb and Dumber 🙂

          • av
            19 April 2013 at 9:58 am -

            Akala ko pa naman na blocked na tong si Rodney. Hoy Ungasis, mali ang website na pinaglalagyan mo ng comments. Dapat ata sa mga porn sites ka nagcocoment, oops. Sorry nabanggit ko ang fetish mo.

          • rodney
            19 April 2013 at 11:36 am -

            @Arbi,Av: What? you need a professional “PIMP”? Ask Av the bakla and suck your boto. But you are the “Dumbest”. Hahaha. Ungas.

          • rodney
            19 April 2013 at 12:36 pm -

            @Arbi: But you are the “Dumbest”. Hmmm. Medical professional? What selling “drugs”? Could be ha? You need a pysch eval. Let me ask the Doctor to order you educational consult, Social services consult and a ” PSYCH EVAL”.

          • Delia
            19 April 2013 at 12:52 pm -

            I notice something so odds , Si Av and Arbi , they are like aswang na lumalabas lang dito pag madilim na . Mmmmmmm lol a professional jerk that is.

          • Arbi
            19 April 2013 at 1:10 pm -

            @Delia … FYI – ang current time dito sa East Coast ay 4:10 pm and 1:10 pm sa West Coast hindi gabi or madaling araw. Looks like Delia is located in the Philippines. Liar Liar Pants On Fire!

          • Arbi
            19 April 2013 at 1:18 pm -

            @Rodney … you’re such a door knob!

        • av
          19 April 2013 at 11:35 am - Reply

          ano daw un???

          • rodney
            19 April 2013 at 11:40 am -

            @av: Saan mo kinuha iyong pera mo pumunta doon? Kinuha mo sa illegal na gawain. Nag “PIMP” ka rin? Bobooooooooo..

          • av
            19 April 2013 at 12:40 pm -

            oo illegal kasi ung taong nagsabi na pumunta ako dun walang alam kundi illegal. While he is the one who shows all the traits of an illegal person. Your words mirrors your personality and attitude.

          • av
            19 April 2013 at 12:57 pm -

            Wala ng masabi tong mga to!!!

          • av
            19 April 2013 at 12:59 pm -

            I noticed something odd here, this person couldn’t even write a proper sentence. No wonder it’s comments are all over the place and unrelated to the current article.

          • av
            19 April 2013 at 1:06 pm -

            I notice daw, something odds daw. Ano daw un??

          • av
            19 April 2013 at 1:19 pm -

            Well well well, kaya pala ang mga bitaw ng salita eh parang walang alam dito sa america. Example, when I said something about David Koresh, this person can’t even comment about it. I bet you this person is on wikipedia researching. They’ll only post their comments thereafter they have read the information about the topics/articles. Sino pala ngayon ang TUNAY na Tanga ??

          • Delia
            19 April 2013 at 1:31 pm -

            lol , i live in the east coast as well and its already the beginning of the dark side As i said , i can find out easily your where abouts .

          • Arbi
            19 April 2013 at 1:45 pm -

            @Delia … you’re so 5 minutes ago, time to move on. Love, Compassion, Tolerance, Kindness are the NEW NORMAL!

    • Delia
      18 April 2013 at 3:39 pm - Reply

      Rodney , welcome back lol , i thought you got lost in the horizon . Some one is offering you a treatment , maybe they’re the one in need of treating .

      ARBI , ha ! ha ! no one cares eh , you must care because your still here.

      • Arbi
        18 April 2013 at 4:31 pm - Reply

        @Delia … I told you to make yourself useful .. read or better yet, volunteer for clinical research in mental illnesses with the aim of decreasing their toll on patients, their families, and society ~ Department Of Psychiatry Penn Behavioral Health. We pay top $$$ 🙂

        • Delia
          18 April 2013 at 6:27 pm - Reply

          Department Of Psychiatry Penn Behavioral Health. As in Penn state University ? Well well , what a small world . If indeed what i’m thinking is true i will give you a huge surprise. I hope your not trying to say you work there or maybe just a student , Mmmm , i’ll find out though . I’ll let my fingers do the searching and get a list of faculty .

          • Arbi
            19 April 2013 at 10:06 am -

            @Delia … i love surprise(s) 🙂

          • av
            19 April 2013 at 1:08 pm -

            There are no known cure for stupidity and arrogance. Unfortunately these is what people like Delia and Rodney posses.

          • Arbi
            19 April 2013 at 1:22 pm -

            @av … Indeed!

      • Arbi
        19 April 2013 at 11:12 am - Reply

        @Delia … we DO NOT care about your opinion(s) but as a medical professional, I care about your mental stage 🙂

        • rodney
          19 April 2013 at 11:49 am - Reply

          @Arbi: Hmmm.. Medical professional? What? selling “Illegal drugs”? Could be ha? I think you need a psych eval. Let me ask the Doctor to order you a “psych eval., educational consult and Social Services consult. Bobooooo…

          • Arbi
            19 April 2013 at 2:03 pm -

            @rodney … heard of higher education?

      • av
        19 April 2013 at 1:40 pm - Reply

        Oh talaga ? Sige nga asan ako? asan si Arbi?

      • Delia
        19 April 2013 at 1:42 pm - Reply

        @Av you can name all the criminals like you , its still does not prove i do not know who you are talking about , maybe your affiliated with them , thats why you have them in your mine. David Koresh is a religious zealot and what about the unibomber , is that guy related to you ? kasama ka ba nang bomba niya yong Federal building sa Oklahoma Av. You seem so connected with them.

        Hinde porke you mention on this events and names means you are intelligent . lol you got all it takes to be lunies.

        • av
          19 April 2013 at 1:45 pm - Reply

          @delia – thanks to wikipedia, may nalalaman ka. Only after your researched their names. Then again, you have nothing to say but that I am related, criminal, whatsoever. Unibomber? bago yun ahh.. Uniwide ang alam ko eh hindi si unibomber.

        • av
          19 April 2013 at 1:47 pm - Reply

          Oo tito ko si Tim, pinsan ko si David. Ikaw sino tatay mo, si Rodney !

        • Arbi
          19 April 2013 at 1:53 pm - Reply

          @Delia … you’re “coocoo for cocoa puffs”!

      • av
        19 April 2013 at 1:51 pm - Reply

        @arbi – BALISA na yang kausap mo ! In lala land….

        • Delia
          19 April 2013 at 2:03 pm - Reply

          you two are a joke oh wait i mean jerks .Not worth of time.

          • Arbi
            19 April 2013 at 2:09 pm -

            @Delia … stop pretending to be someone you’re not and it’s never too late to change for a better YOU!

  • av
    19 April 2013 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Hay buhay ng mga taong to Rodney, Rick, Delia. Iisang uri lang kayo ng mga tao. You can dislike illegals as much as you could possibly want AND nothing is going to change the way America treats it’s immigration system.

    @ Delia – Ahem, ahem.. Excuse me, ang taas naman ng wiwi mo. Ikaw tong parang daga na hanap ng hanap ng lungga na paglalagyan ng ideas mo sa illegal immigration. Ayan nga oh, yang mga bombing suspects, LPR pala ang mga iyan. Ayan ha, Legal Permanent Residents ! then nagawa pang maging terorista. So what now, should America just stop letting people from around the world immigrating in this country?

    @rodney – nagpunta ako dun sa pinagyayabang mong bahay sa Hawaii’ ewan. Wala naman tao dun, kabibili mo lang yata yun nung nanaginip ka na nasa hawaii ka eh… Boooooo ! Booooowisettttt !!!

    • Delia
      19 April 2013 at 12:30 pm - Reply

      Thats what i mean , even though they are LPR as you say , they are still a foreigners. From Communist Russia. to be precise. And may i say a Russina Muslim who want nothing more than kills Dhimmies.

      • av
        19 April 2013 at 12:37 pm - Reply

        Okay as I say or what the media as said, sa pananalita mo parang mali pa ata ang pagkakaintindi ko sa balita. Wow, ikaw ata ang hindi naniniwala sa mga balita eh…

      • Arbi
        19 April 2013 at 1:59 pm - Reply

        @Delia … you know squat!

  • Delia
    19 April 2013 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Its so unfortunate , that people can lift up themself and say they are professional, yet thier morals stink as a skunk . Arbi , truly show some proffesional manners that you luck off if indeed you are one . Or theres a possibilty as well na your only an aid . I know so many flip claimming they are this and that , but in reality they are just an aid or a run boy for decent offices.

    • Arbi
      19 April 2013 at 2:19 pm - Reply

      @Delia … “the proof is in the pudding” and you know squat! …

    • Arbi
      19 April 2013 at 2:21 pm - Reply

      @ Delia … It doesn’t matter, You’re irrelevant!

  • rodney
    19 April 2013 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    @Arbi,Av: Door knob? What about you “PIMP”? Ask Av to give you a psych eval. or suck his “pipit. May pipit ba si Av? mayroon.Malanding bakla eh. Hahaha…….

    • Arbi
      19 April 2013 at 2:26 pm - Reply

      @rodney … You’re dumb and a very sick person!

  • Delia
    19 April 2013 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    @Av and Arbi , i am not naliligaw , your pretty much the same , just look at both your atittude , SAME FEATHERS FLOCKS TOGETHER .. or else your twins.

    Yesterday , Arbi said – @Delia … nobody cares about your opinion. read and make yourself useful!; lol lol yet he still here , cant make up his mind wether he run into a wrong door, cause all he knows to say is door knob . ha ha ha

    Today , av said – April 19, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I notice daw, something odds daw. Ano daw un?? lol , simple three little words , nahilo na .

    av April 19, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    @arbi – BALISA na yang kausap mo ! In lala land….
    Balisa for what ? with two demented mental retard ? lol between a door knobs and ano daw un is so funny . if i am not mistaken both of you have been feed with too much balisang isda from the market at punong puno nang dumi nang langaw , tapos napurga nang dried fish (toyo) kaya ang mga utak toyo na rin. You dingbat are very entertainning at nakakatuwa , kasi much of what you spew here has been an absolute out of ordinary , parang olol na aso.

    • Arbi
      19 April 2013 at 6:26 pm - Reply

      @ Delia … I’m trying to imagine you with a personality … bazinga!