Last Friday evening at around 11 PM, a blast ripped through Roxas night market in Davao City, leaving at least 14 dead and many wounded civilians. This news brought sadness to us. Davao City is a city that’s so dear to us.
We grew up in Davao del Norte. When we were young, we’d always be excited every time we go to Davao City. Davao City is where we our relatives meet and it’s always fun to be able to be with them. Sometimes, we’d spend summer and holiday vacations with our family there.
Tragic events like these really saddens me. But what I can’t believe are the heartless and insensitive posts from other people, looking for someone to blame because of this. Nobody wants this to happen. And if there’s any way this could’ve been prevented, I’m sure the leaders would’ve done that already. I am surprised as to others who laughed and made it seem like Davao “deserved” this? What’s going on? Many were hurt and brokenhearted because of this. I wish we can all just unite and pray that nothing else tragic will happen to our dear Philippines? We are one in this, if not each other, who else would we get support from?
I pray for safety of everyone and our beloved country.
Yet give attention to your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy, Lord my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.1 Kings 8:28