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Sara reminds Dabawenyos to be security conscious

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio reminded Dabawenyos to be security conscious following the twin bombings in Jolo, Sulu on Monday ,August 24, 2020.  

“Dapat security conscious because we live in Mindanao and it’s a thing sa isa ka grupo or duha o tulo ka grupo in Mindanao,” she said in a live interview with Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR) 87.5 on Tuesday.

The mayor reminded Dabawenyos not to be complacent and feel “immune” to bombing incidents as these could possibly happen in Davao City. 

She reminded everyone of the September 2 Roxas Night Market bombing. 

“Kung dili ta mag-matngon, kung dili ta mag-hatag ug importance ug dili mag-pakita ug mu-share sa atoang syudad ug isig katao dinhi sa Davao City, mahitabo gyud na sa atoa,” she said.  

The mayor urged again the public to support the Culture of Security in Davao City.

Launched on July 1, 2020, the city government has intensified its campaign against terrorism and encouraged Dabawenyos to participate in the city’s campaign in securing Davao City against terrorism through the Culture of Security: “May nakita? Dapat magsalita!” 

“Ang pinaka-una is to volunteer yourself. Ayaw na hulata na ang pulis ug frontliners nato ug police auxiliary, Task Force Davao muingon pa sa imoha to submit yourself for inspection. Mu-una nata ug ipakita na nato ang trunk, ipakita nato kung unsa sulod sa bag, mag-pa-inspect nata and then next is to participate, muapil ta dinha sa mga proyekto, activities on the peace and order sa atoang purok ug sa atong communities dinha sa atoang barangays. Ang pinaka importante sa atong kampanya, kung naa ta’y makita dapat isulti nato sa TF Davao hotlines,” the mayor said. 

She emphasized that the city is not immune to bombings and that Dabawenyos must understand that it will happen in the city anytime if the people will allow it. 

“How do we not allow it to happen? Volunteer yourself to security checks or report any information na mahibal-an nato na buhaton sa atong syudad and of course mag-participate ta ug dili ta bystanders because it can be anyone ang biktima sa terorismo. Dili na sila mupili sa ilang patyon ug ang ilaha lang ang intent ana is to kill. It can be a mother, can be your brother, can be your child, can be your husband your wife. Anybody and everybody is the target of the terrorism particularly kana g violent extremism,” she said.

The mayor said the city is under red alert since the start of Covid-19 pandemic as health protocols are not compatible with security protocols. 

“Sugod pa lang sa Covid nag-adjust nata sa atong security because ang health protocols nato they are not compatible with implemented security protocols like face mask and face shields. These are things na mag-lisod ang mga tao na identify mag-lisod ang mga tao ug check. Wala ka kabalo ug ang naka-mask dinha dili na ma-distinguish. Kaniadto ang mga naga-mask mao na’y naay plano dautan. Sa karon dili na nimo ma-distinguish ang terorista ug nurse ug dili na ma-distinguish ug ma-describe fully ang nawong sa tao tungod sa face shield ug face mask,” she said. 

“Gi-emphasize gyud nato ang Culture of Security because sa ingon ani na panahon, Covid pa duna pa’y threat sa terrorism and the health protocols is incompatible sa pag-implement ug very good security measures kinahanglan gyud ang tabang sa tanan,” Mayor Sara added.  

She added that terrorism is expected to happen in areas like Davao City as this is the home city of the President. 

“Of course ang atoang Presidente sa nasud lives in Davao City everyone nga dunay gustong dautan na buhaton gusto gyud na sila mag-buhat ug statement diri sa sulod sa syudad sa Davao because mao na sya ang pinaka the best na point na mabuhat nila ang ilahang dautan na plano ma-execute dinhi sa syudad kung asa nag-puyo ang Presidente,” she said. 

The mayor expressed sadness for the families of the casualties and wounded of the explosions.

“We expressed our sympathies sa mga taga Jolo. Kami ay nakikiisa sa pinag-dadaanan sa inyo, we would like to express our deepest condolences to the families of those who died sa bombing. Katong mga wounded they would get well and feel better. These are things na realidad nato dinhi sa Mindanao,” Mayor Sara said. 

Mayor Sara hopes that the approved Anti-Terrorism Law will be used this time of terror attacks in Jolo, Sulu so that justice will be serve.