A fun Friday night turned into a night of terror and death in Davao: Expect more!


It’s a market busy by locals and tourists. This market in the Philippine city of Davao turned into a bloody scene of death and terror on Friday night. The city, an anchor tourist destination. The Davao CVB slogan is: Let’s meet in Davao. On a fun Friday night this city recorded a bomb blast at a busy Friday night market where visitors and locals had a good time.

This good time turned into terror, and the result was 14 people killed in this bomb attack.

“We condemn this senseless and criminal act. In this difficult time, we must not allow violence and fear to divide our nation. Rather, let us all come together in fighting against the scourge of terrorism,” Leni Robredo, Vice President of the Philippines said.

The city released a list of injured persons.

The list reads as follows:

Brokenshire Hospital

1. Cartagenas, Rosa

Davao Doctor’s Hospital

1. Lopez, Sherry
2. Palima, Haemaccel
3. Palima, Daryl
4. Ang, Mary Jane
5. Sobrecarey, Reyna Joy
6. Saiyon, Perliza
7. Fuerte, Marivic
8. Ms. A

Limso Hospital

1. Usman, Junaeb
2. Jeukarnin, On Palao


1. Carayao, Jerome
2. Magardino, Jay
3. Bansil, Jeramil
4. Bansil, Myrna
5. Loreto, Joel
6. Claro, Annie Lee
7. Tagadaya, Princess
8. Cayao, Samuel
9. Cruz, Mary Grace
10. Gallardo, Julino
11. Biscocho, Eufemia
12. Masucat, Wilfredo
13. Salusugan, Joan Marie
14. Tayao, Samuel
15. Cruz, Mary Grace
16. Malang, Raihana
17. Rosal, Jenalyn
18. Magandig, Joy
19. Merioles, Gleen
20. Kimberly (from Tibungco)
21. Puton, Mylene
22. Cape, Jean
23. Sarong, Trisha
24. Cruz, April Ann
25. Lamban, Losario
26. Larida, Dennis
27. Tagadaya, Steven
28. Esterno, Joel
29. Manalo, Fatima
30. Mr. B
31. Kara, Angeline


1. Egbus, Michael
2. Rodriguez, Reezabeela
3. Rodriguez, Camille
San Pedro Hospital
1. Grecia, Anji Laura
2. Tumampos, Jay
3. Balili, Marieta
4. Reyes, Joanna
5. Torres, Donny
6. Goc-ong, Brando
7. Nacario, Erickson
8. Cabaral, Glenn
9. Campos, Errol
10. Uy, Flordeliza
11. Caniba, Jamil
12. Esportono, Lilibeth
13. Samonh, Dionane
14. Artigos, Melvin
15. Ampaso, Eldy
16. Manan, Farusi
17. Nacario, Emelita
18. Tandang, Karen
19. Bernales, Liezel
20. Padernal, Antonio
21. Merioles, Jasm

In the meantime the Philippine Capital Manila is under Red Alert. National Capital Region Police Office has raised the red alert over Metro Manila, as a late-Friday explosion killed at least 12 and wounded dozens of others in Davao City.

NCRPO’s Chief Supt. Oscar Albayalde ordered all police district directors to tighten security especially in crowded places at the weekend.

The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) has claimed responsibility for the blast in Davao City which left 14 dead and more than 60 wounded on Friday evening.

ASG spokesperson Abu Rami said the Davao attack is a “call for unity to all mujahideen in the country” amid the all-out offensive of the military against the group.

Rami said that the attack in Davao City is not part of a tactic to divert the attention of government forces who have been pursuing the bandits in Sulu and Basilan.

He warned that similar attacks should be expected in the coming days.