Adviser: Manny Pacquiao 'Fine' After Manila Bus Explosion
The 32-year-old Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 knockouts) is a congressman in the Saragani Province of his native Philippines, and the holder of the WBO welterweight (147 pounds) and junior middleweight (154 pounds) belts.
"It's unfortunate that things like that happen. We don't have all of the facts or anything. But we're fine," said Koncz of Pacquiao, who has a Top Rank Promotions, Showtime pay per view televised May 7 defense of his WBO belt opposite Shane Mosley.
"It's being investigated by the president," said Koncz. "It's something that the president of the Philippines is going to have to deal with and that he will need to address."
Police Chief Nicanor Bartolome, of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), said that the fatalities included three males and a female passenger.
Bartolome said that the injured victims, comprised of nine females and five males, were rushed to the Ospital ng Makati and St. Luke's Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City.
The bus was at the north-bound loading bay of EDSA corner Buendia when it was hit by a strong explosion at around 2 p.m.