Only a little over a month, three suspects were arrested. The three were linked to the Lanao del Sur-based Maute group, the military said.
Multisectoral groups commemorated both the International Day of Peace and the 44th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration here last Wednesday, September 21.
Wearing crutches and poised on wheelchairs, survivors of the Davao bombing and their relatives arrived at the Matina Enclaves here Monday, September 19 for a scheduled meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte.
Dennis Larida lost his wife and their only son at the Davao night market bombing on September 2, 2016.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said she understands the sentiments of the Muslim women but she added that “the general welfare of the majority takes precedence over religious tradition.”
Kawagib Moro Human Rights secretary general Bai Ali Indayla said any policy should ensure that no cultural or religious belief is violated, especially the belief of the Moro people who are vulnerable to human rights violations.
Authorities investigating the Roxas night market blast said they now have nine suspects in the deadly bombing on September 2, but they were only able to file charges against one of the suspects on Wednesday afternoon, September 14 pending investigation on the other suspects.
Local officials are proposing to add more CCTV cameras and implement a profiling system in villages to enhance security measure in the city following the deadly blast last September 2.
Casualties of the deadly night market blast here are still confined in different hospitals in the city, 12 days after the incident.
The authorities are now preparing to file charges against the prime suspect of the Davao bombing.