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Davao mayor wants bombers alive, offers P2-million reward

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DAVAO CITY − Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio wants authorities to get the Roxas night market alive and tell all about terror plans after Friday's explosion.


“We want him alive because we want all the necessary information we can get from him," she said after Monday's flag-raising ceremony.


"We want to talk to him and find out who ordered the bombing and why it was carried out. We want to know who his cohorts are, their group, and their other terror plans," she added.


Sara earlier offered P2-million bounty for the person who can give information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators of the Sept. 2 Roxas night market explosion and the person who can deliver them alive to the authorities.


Sara admitted the business sector in Davao City helped her raise the other Php 1 million of the total amount as their counterpart.


"The business sector in Davao pledged to help run after the perpetrator because the bomb explosion also threatened their businesses," she said.


The mayor made the announcement as she apologized to the public especially the victims and their families on the tragic incident. "


While she took full responsibility over the incident, the mayor, however, announced she asked for the relief of Davao City Police Office (DCPO) chief Sr. Supt. Michael John Dubria and Philippine Army’s Task Force Davao commander Col. Henry Robinson.


She said she asked names from PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa that she can choose from to replace DCPO and TF Davao.


In a talk with dela Rosa on Saturday night, Sara said he promised to give her names she can choose to head DCPO.


The mayor also named retired army officer Benito de leon as head of Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC), which is temporarily headed by Emmanuel Jaldon in concurrence to his position as chief of Emergency Central 911 Response Center. Jaldon stays as 911 chief.


Sara said she wanted new people with new ideas.


She assured the public they would do their best to avoid a repeat of the incident which she described as terrorist act.


"It was meant to kill. It was an explosive. It was clearly an act of terrorism. "kailangan po namin ang tulong ninyo (We need your help)," she said. 



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