Category Archives: Roxas night market

Valles on 2 years after the bombing: “the way we rallied together is something to remember”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 Sept) — Archbishop Romulo Valles underscored the importance of remembering how Dabawenyos responded and rallied together in the aftermath of the September 2, 2016 Roxas night market bombing that left 15 persons dead and 69 others injured. “We do not thank the Lord because the incident happened but the way […]

Roxas night market

Thousands troop to the Roxas night market in Davao City on Saturday night, March 4, 2017 to enjoy the street food and avail of cheap ukay-ukay (second hand) merchandise. It has been six months since the bombing that left 15 persons dead and 69 others injured. The suspected bombers have been arrested and charges have […]

Duterte orders checkpoints dismantled but state of lawlessness not yet lifted

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 October) – President  Rodrigo Duterte announced Saturday afternoon that he wants “all checkpoints dismantled” nationwide except “if necessary” but he has yet to lift the “State of National Emergency on Account of Lawless Violence in Mindanao” that allowed the installation of additional checkpoints following the September 2, 2016 blast at the Roxas […]

Subpoenas sent to three suspects in Sept. 2 Davao blast  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 October) – The City Prosecutors Office has sent subpoenas to the three arrested suspects in the September 2 bombing at the Roxas night market that left 15 persons dead and 69 others injured. Prosecutor Jay Karel Sanchez told reporters Monday that they sent the subpoenas to the suspects after the Crime Investigation and […]

Blast site memorial at Roxas night market to be unveiled on October 11

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 October) – A memorial in honor of the victims of the September 2 bombing at the Roxas night market will be unveiled on October 11, the 40th day since the blast that left 15 persons dead and 69 others injured, the chief of the City Information Office said. CIO chief Jefry Tupas […]

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 […]

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 […]

BIFF condemns Davao Bombing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 Sept) — The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) whose group once signified allegiance to the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has condemned the Sept. 2 bombing at the night market here that killed 14 persons and injured 70 others. Abu Misry Mama, BIFF spokesperson said Monday morning that […]

Heal our Land

Dabawenyos , including this child brought by her parents, continued to  offer candles and flowers at Ground Zero of the Roxas night market in Davao City on Sunday, two days after the September 2, 2016 blast that killed 14 persons and injured 70 others.  MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh B. Cabrera  

Justice

Dabawenyos call for justice for Friday night’s blast and “all the victims of Davao City bombings”  during the memorial mass Saturday, 3 September 2016 at Ground Zero along Roxas Avenue in Davao City. MindaNews photo by Antonio L. Colina IV          READ STORY 

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 […]