DUTERTE ON DAVAO BOMBINGS: IQBAL ABSOLVED BY AMNESTY

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Amnesty had put closure to charges of mass murder filed against top leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in connection with the deadly 2003 twin bombings in Davao City that killed 39 people and injured 199 others. This is the response of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to a … Continue reading DUTERTE ON DAVAO BOMBINGS: IQBAL ABSOLVED BY AMNESTY

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Davao City to ban buses breaking security rules vs. bombings

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he would order blocking of entry into city territory of buses breaking regulations on passenger carriage and baggage inspections as 10 people were killed and 40 others injured in a bombing attack on a bus by suspected Moro terrorists in Maramag, Bukidnon. Authorities said the … Continue reading Davao City to ban buses breaking security rules vs. bombings

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DUTERTE: VICTIMS OF 2003 TWIN BOMBINGS ARE DAVAO CITY’S HEROES

BY ROGER M. BALANZA They are heroes. This is how Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte looks at victims of the bloody 2003  bombings of the Sasa Wharf, the second to hit the city in that bloody year of bombs that claimed a total of 39 lives and wounded more than a hundred others. To … Continue reading DUTERTE: VICTIMS OF 2003 TWIN BOMBINGS ARE DAVAO CITY’S HEROES

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CINEMA BOMBINGS cut short Davao Mayor Duterte’s South Korean visit

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Photos by MORIE AGUILAR Mayor Rodrigo Duterte hurried back home from South Korea early Tuesday morning after two movie theaters in Davao City were hit Monday night by two explosions initially suspected as a terrorist attack. The blasts at the cinema houses in SM City Mall and Gaisano Mall cut short Duterte’s … Continue reading CINEMA BOMBINGS cut short Davao Mayor Duterte’s South Korean visit

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MAR ROXAS: Police looking at terrorist ‘signature’ in Davao City cinema bombings

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said police investigators are trying to establish if the twin bombings in Davao City on Monday night were handiwork of terrorists. Police are looking for signatures at the bomb scene to find out if the blasts were carried out by terrorists, said Roxas Tuesday morning in an … Continue reading MAR ROXAS: Police looking at terrorist ‘signature’ in Davao City cinema bombings

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