- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said they will not be terrorized by the bombing attack
- Mayor Sara said it will take a hundred bombing attacks to put Davao City down
- She called on her constituents to unite and remain vigilant
Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said her city will not be terrorized by the bombing of a night market last September 2 that killed at least 15 people.
As mentioned in an Inquirer article dated September 3, 2016, Mayor Sara called on her constituents to unite and rise from the senseless terror attack.
“We will not be terrorized by this heinous crime and I call on all Davaoeños to unite and let us help each other rise from this senseless incident,” the mayor said in a statement.
She urged the public to remain vigilant and to “report all suspicious activity, no matter how insignificant it may seem.”
The mayor assured the victims of the blast and their families of the city’s help.
“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 said.
A day after the bombing, Mayor Sara announced that the night market is open for business.
“We both agree, the President and I, sa pag-uusap namin ni [in our discussion with] Bong Go (Presidential Management Staff Secretary), that business will continue for Davao City and the night market will open tonight,” Mayor Sara said.
She added: “Davao City is standing up now, not tomorrow, but right now because they believe that the “measure of success of terrorism is how long a victim stands up after an attack.”
She said it will take a hundred bombing attacks to put Davao City down.