Di lang matapang, may puso rin: Sara Duterte assures full support to all victims of ‘Black Friday’ attack in Davao City


Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has assured all victims of the September 1 attacks in a night market just a stone’s throw away from Ateneo de Davao.

“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. I am sorry for what happened,” said Duterte in a statement.

Duterte asked her colleagues in government to get out of her way as she leads effort to restore order in her city.

“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,” Duterte said.

She will memorial service for the 14 fatalities in the Friday night bombing to rally Dabawenyos to stand firm against terrorists.

“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. Let us remain vigilant, please report any and all suspicious activity, no matter how insignificant it may seem.”