Mayor says no to curfew PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 January 2015 14:57

Mayor Beng Climaco on Saturday said Saturday that the city government is not inclined to impose a curfew despite the bombing in Guiwan Friday.

Two people were killed while 57 others were wounded in the powerful bomb explosion that took place around 3:15 p.m. Friday in Guiwan.

Climaco said the imposition of curfew would just send a message that the local authorities have been cowed by those responsible for the bomb attack.

“We do not want to impose a curfew because in doesn’t warrant and we do not want to send a message that we are afraid,” Salazar said in a press conference Saturday at City Hall.

Climaco said the declaration of curfew would affect business and will hamper the free movement of people in this city.

It was noted that Climaco has ordered to re-open the highway at 6 p.m. Friday. The highway was closed to pave way for the conduct of post-blast investigation.

“We are not afraid of terrorism and for as long as I am the mayor of the city of Zamboanga, I will utilize all that is within my powers and my authority with God’s grace to really stop terrorism,” Climaco said. — RGAAG