WATCH: Filipinos #PrayForDavao after night market blast
MANILA, Philippines – Messages of sympathy and solidarity from Filipinos worldwide poured in on social media on Saturday, September 3, after the terrorist attack in Davao City's night market that killed at least 14 people and injured about 60.
Photos of the Philippine Eagle, one of the world's largest eagles that are endemic to Davao, particularly flooded online timelines. Davao is often called the Eagle City of the South.
Some have called on politicians and the public not to politicize the incident.
wag mong gamitin 'tong davao bombing sa mga political issues, respetuhin nyo naman yung mga namatayan.— baby p (@patriciamxrales) September 3, 2016
Why are people even trying to make the davao bombing a political statement? Instead help the families because you're not doing anything...— Aliyah Catherine ➳ (@sailermoan) September 3, 2016
Church groups and institutions are calling for prayers for the people of Davao.
Woke up to that news of the bombing in davao. Don't mix your political agenda with this tragedy. Pray for davao.— Rein Bernal (@rein_bernal) September 2, 2016
While they mourn and lament for the victims of the bombing, some advocates believe Filipinos must remain vigilant, especially after President Rodrigo Duterte declared a state of lawlessness nationwide.
On Twitter, the hashtag #PrayForDavao has been trending since early Saturday morning. Filipinos have called for solidarity and prayers.#PrayForDavao - Curated tweets by MovePH
MovePH, Rappler's civic engagement arm, joined the nation in calling for solidarity and compassion for the victims and survivors of the attack.
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