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In a press conference Wednesday, the Ecumenical Bishops Forum (EBF) – Mindanao, Initiatives for Peace in Mindanao (InPeace) and Sisters’ Association in Mindanao (SAMIN) said Duterte’s stand should be emulated for standing for life and sovereignty.
The rains came as Typhoon Labuyo (International name Utor) hit the northern part of Luzon and caused thunderstorms including Visayas and Mindanao.
The giant ‘Bounty Basket’ filled with fruits such as pineapple, durian and banana signify Davao’s agriculture bounty during the opening ceremonies of the 2013 Kadayawan Festival Friday at People’s Park. Mayor Duterte has greenlight the festival after tight security measures are put in place. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
The Aquino government knows the bombers and intends to come up with measures such as a reward system to go after the suspects, and “target hardening” action by state security.
With security concerns rising after the spate of bombings around Mindanao, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said there is a possibility of cancelling this year’s Kadayawan Festival and promised to finalize the pronouncement come August 13.
Three bombings in major cities in Mindanao the past two weeks have baffled police and local officials as to who could be behind the incident and what could be the motive. But peace advocates say its 2003 all over again.
A day before the Cotabato City bombing, Sittie Rajabia and her husband, Elson, were joking after hearing a United States government advisory of an Al Qaeda threat.
By DAVAO TODAY
Hanimay Suazo of Karapatan Southern Mindanao who was with the medical team coming from Davao said there was chaos as they wanted to talk to provincial government officials to calm down the situation, especially when the adults were contained later by the police away from the children awaiting them. “They still have not eaten, it was like they were placed in a concentration camp,” exclaimed Suazo.
In a text message to Davao Today, outgoing DCPO Chief Ronald dela Rosa said the city is placed in double alert, with checkpoints and security personal around the city on double time for heightened intelligence monitoring.