Sara Duterte offers ₱2-million reward for arrest of Davao blast perpetrators

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Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Monday offered a ₱2-million reward for the arrest of persons involved in the blast that rocked the city that killed 14 people and injured at least 68 individuals.

Davao City (CNN Philippines) — Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte put up a ₱2-million reward for the arrest of the perpetrators of Friday's Davao City blast.

Sara Duterte, the daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, said ₱1 million will be given to anyone who can provide information on the identity and whereabouts of the perpetrators, while another ₱1 million will be given to anyone who can turn over the perpetrators to concerned authorities.

Davao police said Sunday that an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated by a cellphone caused the blast in a crowded market that killed 14 people and injured at least 68 individuals.

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The mayor said she wants the perpetrators alive so can they get information on who they're working with and if they have more attacks planned.

"We want the suspects delivered to us because we want to know who are the other personalities involved in the attack," Duterte said.

 

Mayor Duterte also ordered the relief of Davao City Police Chief S/Supt. Michael John Dubria and Task Force Davao Commander Army Col. Henry Robinson.

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She said it is only "natural" for her to replace these officials after the Davao blast. She also added it's not about the  qualifications of the officials but rather about her because she took the tragic incident personally.

According to Duterte, she'll just have strained working relations with Dubria and Robinson if she lets them stay. She said she's already considering an AFP official to replace Robinson. While she is now waiting for PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa to present her a shortlist of names to replace Dubria.