CALBAYOG CITY – Samar Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento (1st district) asked the public to be vigilant amid threat of terroristic activities.
Sarmiento made the appeal after the tragic incident in a night market in Davao City on Sept.2 that killed 14 people and injured 71 others.
“This is really hard. This was made by terrorists who do not spare anyone,” the Samar solon said.
“The government’s intelligence already reported, prior to the incident, that an incident something like this will happen either in Manila, Cebu, or Davao as a fall back mechanism against the government,” he added.
Sarmiento asked authorities especially in Samar to be watchful and strictly implement security procedures or protocol.
He even asked security officers of private and government offices to be attentive to their duties and be mindful as to what is happening at their respective premises.
“To the public be extra careful especially in public places, and to the Calbayognons, let’s pray that nothing will happen,” Sarmiento said.
Meanwhile, in his Facebook page, Sarmiento extended his condolences and sympathies to the families of the Davao blast victims.
“I, together with everyone in the first district of Samar, would like to extend our deepest and sincerest condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims of the tragic and reprehensible Roxas Night Market bombing in Davao City,” the Samar solon said.
“In this time of great uncertainty, we must all stand united and solidly behind the people of Davao as well as our President, police and military,” he added.
Sarmiento asked his fellow Samarnon to pray for the victims of the tragic incident in Davao City and to continue praying for the attainment of lasting peace in the entire country.