Singapore condemns Davao bombing; no reports of Singaporeans injured

Filipino SWAT officers standing guard at the site of an explosion at a night market in Davao city, Philippines, on Sept 3, 2016.
Filipino SWAT officers standing guard at the site of an explosion at a night market in Davao city, Philippines, on Sept 3, 2016. PHOTO: EPA

SINGAPORE - Singapore condemns the bomb explosion in the Philippines' Davao City on Friday (Sept 2) night, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Saturday.

"We extend our deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wish the injured a speedy recovery," said the Ministry in a statement.

There were no reports of Singaporeans injured or directly affected by the bombing thus far, it said.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has contacted all registered Singaporeans in Davao and verified that they are safe," it said.

 
 

An improvised explosive device tore through the bustling market in Davao city and close to one of its top hotels just before 11pm on Friday.

At least 14 people were killed and another 67 were wounded in the explosion, police said.

MFA urged Singaporeans in Davao who have not registered with the Ministry to let their family and loved ones know that they are safe.

"Singaporeans in the Philippines are advised to exercise vigilance, and monitor the local news and instructions of the local authorities," said the ministry.

They can contact the Ministry or the Embassy if they need urgent assistance:

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Manila

No. 505, Rizal Drive (cor. 5th Avenue)

Bonifacio Global City

1634 Taguig City

Metro Manila

Philippines Duty phone: +63 917 860 4740

Email: singemb_mnl@mfa.sg

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)

Tanglin, Singapore 248163

Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855

Fax: 6476-7302

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg