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Davao holds vigil for blast victims

Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 00:55

Residents of the Philippine town of Davao lay flowers and pray in memory of the victims of a blast that killed 15 people and injured dozens more. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Story: Residents in President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown in Davao held a prayer vigil on Saturday (September 3) for the victims of an explosion which has claimed at least 14 lives and injured dozens more. The blast late on Friday (September 2) tore through a street market outside the high-end Marco Polo hotel, a frequent haunt of Duterte, who was in the southern city at the time but was not hurt. Hundreds of residents attended the memorial service, some carrying placards reading "#Give Peace a Chance", while others offered flowers at the site where the blast occurred. Duterte has announced a "state of lawlessness", ordered the police to set up check points, and stepped up the police and military presence to help track down the perpetrators. A presidential spokesperson said more than 60 people were wounded in the blast and were sent to various hospitals in the city. Rodrigo Duterte is hugely popular in Davao, having served as its mayor for more than 22 years before his stunning national election win in May, garnered from the popularity of a promised war on drugs.

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Davao holds vigil for blast victims

Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 00:55