UN SecGen Ban Ki-moon Condems Davao Blast

US SecGen Ban Ki-moon stands with the government and people of the Philippines following the bloody attack.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement condemning the Davao night market blast which took place on Friday night and claimed 14 lives.

In the statement, Ban was urging accountability and justice for the victims. He also extended his deepest condolences to the families of he victims and wished the “speedy recovery” of the injured.

Ban Ki-moon
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Ban’s spokesperson said, “The Secretary General stresses the need to ensure accountability and to bring to justice the perpetrators of these terrorist attacks”.

The statement also read, “He stands with the government and people of the Philippines”.

The Philippines is now under state of lawlessness or state of lawless violence following the blast in the president’s own hometown.

The bandit group Abu Sayyaf has claimed responsibility for the attack.

On mid-August, in one of his press conferences, President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to pull out Philippines’ membership to the UN because of the international body’s meddling with the domestic affairs of the country.

Duterte’s warning was made following a statement from UN special rapporteurs Agnes Callamard and Dainius Puras calling on the Philippine government to implement measures to stop the extrajudicial killings of personalities being linked to the illegal drug trade.

The president said, “Maybe we’ll just have to decide to separate from the United Nations. Eh kung ganiyan kayo kabastos eh p– ina, umalis na kami diyan sa inyo”. (Maybe we’ll just have to decide to separate from the United Nations. If you are that rude, we will be leaving you.)

“When were you here the last time? Never. Except to criticize… When have you done a good deed to my country? We are contributing money”.

Duterte also raised the possibility of forming another international organization. The supposed group would include in membership with China and African and Middle Eastern countries.

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