Statement on the Davao blast
By Rep. Pia S. Cayetano
Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives
September 3, 2016
I strongly condemn this latest act of terrorism, claimed to have been perpetrated by the Abu Sayyaf Group, in Davao City. There is no justification for the killing and harming of unarmed civilians – children, women and men – regardless of one’s cause or ideology. I join our nation in calling for justice and offering prayers and support to our kababayans in Davao, especially those who have lost their loved ones.
As a member of Congress, I reaffirm my full support for President Rodrigo Duterte and his efforts to seek justice and achieve peace and order in Mindanao and the rest of the country. I appeal to my fellow lawmakers and our people to stand firm with our government and our security forces, and the steps that have to be taken to hunt down and bring the terrorists to justice, and to defeat the enemies of peace, unity and development.#