Two killings including a lawyer and a restuarant owner in Davao City prompted Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to issue a warning on criminals and guns-for-hire believed to be hiding in the city.
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Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte leads the oath taking ceremony Friday of the new barangay officials from the city’s 182 barangays, held at Almendras Gym. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
A barangay official from Tacloban, Leyte, Jessica Seno Panis (left) cries as she thanks Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (right) for including her during Friday’s oath taking ceremony of new barangay officials at Almendras Gym. Panis is temporarily residing with relatives in Davao after Typhoon Yolanda ravaged her city and other parts of Eastern Visayas, but said she will return soon to serve her constituents in Barangay 73 PHHC. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
“I would suggest that a state of calamity is not enough, there has to be a state of emergency, because there is no local government functioning,” Duterte said.
Mayor Duterte also shot down suggestions from Tacloban officials to declare martial law in the city following looting and chaos. “We are not dealing with fighting forces, we are dealing with human misery,” he said.
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Radio commentator Dodong Solis said this is the first time the mayor “mellowed down” from his tough position against US intervention because of the American government’s “arm twisting to get what they want.”
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte issued an ultimatum to two “persons of interests” to surrender to authorities until Saturday 3 pm. Authorities are looking for one person who was seen in CCTV footages in both SM and Gaisanom Mall Cinema hours before the blasts, and another person purchasing batteries that was the type used for the bombs. “We would like to talk to you,” the mayor said. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)
“I’ll give you 48 hours from this (Thursday) afternoon. We would like to talk to you. We will wait. But after that we will issue the reward and have people look for you,” Duterte said.
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte tells media at the city’s command conference at Grand Men Seng Hotel that intelligence information points to a certain group targeting American firms as possibly behind the bombings of two cinemas last Monday night. The mayor came straight from a flight from South Korea early Tuesday dawn.(davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)