Deped Statement on the bombing incident at Davao City

September 3, 2016

The Department of Education, together with its office in Region XI is one with the nation in strongly condemning the bombing incident last September 2 at the Davao City night market which claimed the lives of 14 innocent civilians and injured 67 others. We express our deepest sympathy and condole with the bereaved families of the victims. Such act of violence has no place in a civilized society. We urge the authorities to leave no stone unturned in pursuing the perpetrators and to ensure that similar barbaric acts are prevented in the future. As classes in Davao City resume on Monday, September 5, we request for police visibility near our schools. We are also reminding our personnel to be continuously vigilant of their surroundings.