Memorial to Davao blast victims to be unveiled Tuesday

Memorial to Davao blast victims to be unveiled Tuesday

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Residents pray at the makeshift memorial at the site of Friday night's explosion in Davao City. (AP Photo/Manman Dejeto)

DAVAO CITY October 10, 2016 — The city government of Davao will unveil tomorrow (Tuesday, October 11) the memorial to the victims of the September 2 Roxas night market bombing, 40 days after the explosion that killed 15 people and wounded 69 others.

The unveiling will gather and reunite the survivors and the families of those who were killed in the blast.

A mass will be held at the blast site to mark the unveiling of the memorial at 4 p.m. The 40th day ceremony will be graced by Mayor Inday Sara Duterte.

Sara said the memorial is in honor of the lives of those who died in the blast as well as those who survived.

“We commit to forever remember the victims of the bombing on September 2,” Mayor Inday Sara said. “And we also commit to do everything possible to prevent or stop acts of terrorism from happening again.”

The memorial, the mayor said, will be a place “for prayer, for peace, and remembrance.”

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