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Makati Business Club condemns bombing as act of terror, cowardice

/ 03:56 PM September 03, 2016

The Makati Business Club has condemned Friday night’s bombing at the Roxas night market in Davao City, describing it as both a “horrific act of terror” and an “act of cowardice.”

In a statement issued on Saturday, the MBC said that the attack in Davao City, which targeted innocent civilians, “has no place in any society.”

READ: Business group says Davao explosion has ‘no place in any society’

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“We also express our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of this senseless act. We are one with them in their time of grief and we pray for the speedy recovery of all those still healing from their injuries,” the MBC said.

The MBC further said, “It is during these dark times that the compassion and courage of the Filipino shine through. Hate, violence, and fear must not be allowed to reign in the country.”

They called on all Filipinos to remain calm but vigilant and urged the government to bring the perpetrators to justice and restore peace and order “in a swift, but humane manner.”

The business group concluded, “The Filipino has demonstrated time and time again that unity and bravery in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds are the most effective responses to adversity. Let our firm but sober response to these threats show that we are not afraid and we will fight for a peaceful, free, and safe country.”

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