• The Department of Tourism assured tourists of Davao that the city remains a safe place for visitors and residents
  • The quick and professional response and action of the police, armed forces and security group show that Davao is well-prepared
  • The DOT is urging everyone to cooperate in regular security precautions

Even after the bombing incident, Davao City remains a safe place for visitors, the Department of Tourism (DOT) assured.

Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo on Saturday, September 3, told tourists that the city remains a safe place for visitors and residents alike.

“The quick and professional response and action of our police, armed forces and security group shows that Davao is well-prepared for contingencies, including isolated attack like this bombing incident,” Teo noted.

The Secretary expressed sympathies for those who suffered loss and injury in the tragic explosion and echoed the nation’s expression of outrage for the senseless act. On the other hand, she expressed confidence, as well, that President Rodrigo Duterte and the nation’s security forces are more than capable of bringing the perpetrators to justice, of managing the aftermath, and of preventing any more attacks in any part of the country.

“The President is making inroads in his campaign against lawlessness and terrorism and we are united with him in his pursuit of peace in Mindanao and throughout the country,” she assured.

“We need to show that such acts have no place in our society and should not deter us from doing our normal activities,” the tourism chief added.

The secretary further noted that the tourism industry supports the call of Mayor Sara Duterte for unity and vigilance and urges everyone to cooperate in regular security precautions.