Category Archives: Davao City blast

From “lockdown” to “state of lawlessness” to “state of national emergency”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 Sept) – The verbal declaration early Saturday morning of, first a “lockdown,” then a “State of Lawlessness” nationwide following the explosion that killed 14 persons and injured 70 others at the Roxas night market in Davao City is now Proclamation No. 55, a two-page declaration of a “State of National […]

At ASEAN meet, Duterte to seek better support to address terrorism and violent extremism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 Sept) — President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to seek “better support to address terrorism and violent extremism” during his first meeting with foreign leaders in the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) and its dialogue partners this week. “We remain firm in our resolve to combat terrorism in all its […]

Duterte hours before the blast: “many people will kill .. but Davao is safe”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 Sept) –  Barely five hours before the blast at the night market along Roxas Avenue on Friday, President Rodrigo Duterte, the city’s mayor for 22 years, told reporters that “many people will kill but Davao is safe” and that he would resign “if you are mugged there or robbed there.” Duterte spoke […]

13 dead, 63 injured in Davao City blast; Duterte declares “state of lawlessness” nationwide

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 September) – Thirteen persons, including a 12-year old boy, were killed, three of them expiring at the hospital, while 63 others were injured in an explosion at the popular night market along Roxas Avenue here at around 9:50 p.m. Friday. Six hours later, while visiting the blast site, President Rodrigo Duterte […]