Memorial to Davao blast victims to be unveiled Tuesday

Oct. 10, 2016

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The City Government of Davao will unveil Tuesday the memorial to the victims of the Sept. 2 Roxas night market bombing — exactly 40 days after the explosion that killed 15 people and wounded 69 others.

In a City Information Office dispatch Monday, Oct. 10, it said the unveiling will gather and reunite the survivors and the families of those who were killed in the blast.

A mass will be held at the blast site to mark the unveiling of the memorial at 4 pm.

Mayor Sara Duterte will attend the ceremony.

“We commit to forever remember the victims of the bombing on September 2,” Duterte said. “And we also commit to do everything possible to prevent or stop acts of terrorism from happening again.”

This memorial, she added, will be a place “for prayer, for peace, and remembrance.”

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