Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has released a statement regarding the Friday night blast that happened at the city’s Roxas Night Market.
In her statement posted in the City Government of Davao’s official Facebook page, the mayor said, “I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families of those who died last night. I would also like to reassure all of them, as well as the families of those who are injured that the City Government of Davao will assist in all their needs for hospitalization, burial, funeral and day to day expenses.”
She added, “I am sorry for what happened. I would like to remind other officials to stay within the bounds of their official duties according to their position. Please leave me in peace to do my job and I'll leave you to focus on your own work.”
Mayor Sara urged the people of Davao to unite in order to arise from the predicament that hit the city. “We will not be terrorized by this heinous crime and I call on all Dabawenyos to unite and let us help each other rise from this senseless incident,” she stated.
She also reminded everyone to be alert at all times saying, “Let us remain vigilant, please report any and all suspicious activity, no matter how insignificant it may seem.”