Relative sent gift-wrapped bomb that killed woman in Taguig, police say

A relative allegedly sent the gift-wrapped bomb that killed a woman in Taguig on Wednesday, police told ANC’s Headstart. Metro Manila Police Chief Nicanor Bartolome said, "(According to) initial statements... the package was sent by one family member for another family member." He said the blast seems to be a result of a domestic "misunderstanding."

Yvonne Chua, a 31-year-old housewife, died after opening the gift package containing five grenades in her home in Barangay Bambang. Bartolome said only one of the MK2 grenades-usually issued to the military-exploded. Chua’s husband Louie and son Benson, 7, sustained injuries.

According to, investigators said the family’s driver picked up the package from their previous residence in Parañaque on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, award-winning investigative journalist Yvonne Chua told that she was not the blast victim. said Chua "brushed aside suggestions that the package was really meant for her."

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