The fugitive leader of mutinous soldiers announced a new campaign to "steadily wear down" President Corazon Aquino's government after a short-lived rebellion was crushed in the southern Philippines last week.

The statement Sunday by renegade army Col. Gregorio Honasan was issued to news agencies hours after a bomb exploded outside the Finance Department building in Manila.No one was injured in the blast, the second in the capital since government forces Saturday crushed a 48-hour mutiny in Butuan and Cagayan de Oro City in Mindanao island, 500 miles south of Manila.

Officials said mutinous soldiers were trying to strike back after the defeat of army Col. Alexander Noble, who led the Mindanao uprising. Noble surrendered after his expected support from disgruntled military personnel did not materialize.