September 3, 2016
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visited the bomb victims in San Pedro Hospital and Davao Medical Center in the wake of the bomb blast that ripped through the crowded night market in Roxas Street, leaving 14 people dead and 66 injured.
The President first made his rounds in San Pedro Hospital where he visited 12 bomb victims, majority of which have undergone surgical operations from the shrapnel. He assured the families that the government would shoulder all medical expenses incurred.
Kristelle Decolongon, a 17-year old Pharma student, who later on succumbed to her wounds, was the youngest fatality in the hospital. The President paid his respect with a kiss on her forehead. He assured the family all funeral expenses would be taken care of by the government.
In Palao Southern Philippines Medical Center, where 34 bomb victims were confined, three of them died from critical wounds incurred from the blast.
Among those who suffered major injuries were siblings Steven Tagadaya and Princess Tagadaya, who both underwent surgical operations, with the latter still being held at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
As of 12 noon (3 September), the City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO) have released a list of bomb victims confined in several hospitals: Brokeshire Hospital, 1; Davao Doctors, 8; Limso Hospital, 2; Palao Southern Philippines Medical Center, 31; Davao Medical School Foundation, 3, and; San Pedro Hospital, 21.
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