Task Force Davao has strengthened Davao City’s security following the bombing incident in Tulunan, North Cotabato by deploying more personnel not only at the checkpoints but also in all 15 city bus stops.  

TF Davao Commander Consolito Yecla said that he has deployed one team to secure each bus stop at the Matina junction, crossing NCCC Ma-a, Buhangin Gym, Panacan, Matina Crossing, Roxas Boulevard, Almendras Gym, Magsaysay Park, Agdao overpass, crossing Ulas, Bangkal junction, Mintal Police Station, Calinan Public Market, Crossing Bayabas, Toril and the Davao City Overland and Transport Terminal (DCOTT).

TF Davao has also reminded bus companies about the Culture of Security, the community-based campaign of the city government against terrorism, to be mindful of their surroundings for suspicious individuals or things around and immediately report to the authorities. 

In addition to the troops deployed and coordination with various agencies, TF Davao has also put up “May Nakita? Dapat Magsalita!” anti-terror campaign posters and reminded the travellers of the “No Unattended Baggage Policy” at the bus stops. 

The TF Davao commander said that this is the very reason why everyone is needed to participate in the city’s fight against terrorism.

“We request passengers/vendors and others in bus stop areas to report unattended baggage and for them not to leave their baggage unattended to avoid panic. We request everyone to practice the Culture of Security while TF Davao commits itself towards ensuring the security of Dabawenyos even amid this Covid-19 pandemic,” he said. CIO