Stars offer prayers after Davao explosion
The Abu Sayyaf has claimed responsibility for the explosion, which happened at a night market in Davao City.
Robin Padilla said on Facebook: "Let us all give a moment of silence and prayer to our brothers and sisters in Davao. Let us all pray for hope, unity and peace"
Rapper apl.de.ap posted a message on Facebook, saying, "Such tragedy. Such heartbreak. Life is too short and the world is too beautiful to be clouded by these senseless, heinous attacks. We all have one life, one chance to live – don't spend it trying to shorten others. Stop the violence. Spread love.
"My heart goes out to all those affected by the explosion in Davao."
The explosion came a day after the Black Eyed Peas released the remake of their 2003 song, "Where Is The Love?"
Actor Josh Duhamel also posted a message on his Facebook for the people of Davao.
"Sending all my Pinoys some love. My heart goes out to Davao," he said.
On Twitter, Vice Ganda wrote: "Suddenly lost my energy as I learned about the Davao blast. God bless the Davaoeños. God bless the Philippines."
Suddenly lost my energy as i learned about the Davao blast.God bless the Davaoeños. God bless the Philippines.— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) September 2, 2016
Celebrated musician Gary Valenciano expressed his devastation on Twitter: "I have no words to say to this act of senseless, merciless killings. God bless Davao."
I have no words to say to this act of senseless, merciless killings. God bless Davao. https://t.co/hxTTUhXQsq— GARY VALENCIANO (@GaryValenciano1) September 2, 2016
Aiza Seguerra, who was recently appointed National Youth Commission chairperson, quoted MindaNation's report on the night of the explosion. Later, he added, "Napakawalang hiya ng mga gumawa nito." (Those who did this have no shame.)
"Stay strong Davao. My prayers and love to all of you," wrote Vina Morales. "Mommy amping amping dinha karon (Mommy take care of yourself there now), I love you."
Others, like Bea Alonzo, Bianca Gonzalez-Intal, Vhong Navarro, Isabel Oli, John Prats, Kiray Celis, Eunice Jorge of Gracenote, Yam Concepcion, Ken Chan, and Ahron Villena, posted words of prayer and encouragement for those in Davao.
Stay safe, Davao. https://t.co/6Xbn9gwLmp— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) September 3, 2016
DAVAO, para po sainyo yung prayers ko ngayong gabi— Johanna Kiray Celis (@kiraycelis) September 2, 2016