Davao City is the headline of all tv reports and newspapers today.
On July 5 – Sally Chua of Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines was kidnapped allegedly by Bye Bye Kidnap for Ransom group.
From there, she was travelled by land to Davao City using a Mitsubishi Pajero and Montero. Per interview, she told the kidnappers that the money can only be withdrawn in Davao. She did such because she knew that Davao City will not tolerate any criminals. And that she will be rescued here.
On July 11, she was accompanied by the kidnappers to withdraw the P15,000,000.00 pesos ransom from Allied Bank along C.M. Recto St. in downtown Davao.
The kidnappers, not knowing that Camp Crame in Manila, coordinated with Mayor Rody Duterte regarding the incident, brought supposedly 3 vehicles and parked outside the bank.
Around 11:30 a.m., the shoot out happened. Leaving 3 kidnappers dead and 1 in custody for investigation. The police also recovered high end guns, one get-away vehicle and other personal belongings of the kidnappers.
The victim, Sally Chua, was rescued.
No civilians were hurt or injured during the shootout.
Davao City is on total lockdown as of the moment. All entrances and exits are heavily manned because there are 10 kidnappers still at large.
“I told you (the criminals) , not to f#*! it here in Davao City” , was the mayor’s reply when asked about the shoot out.
Let me congratulate our Mayor, Rody R. Duterte for a job well done. Mayor Duterte is known for being the night owl who prowls in downtown Davao to secure its constituents, riding in a big bike or sometimes in a taxi, shocking the drivers when they find out that their passenger is the famous mayor. 🙂 He is also known for giving warnings to criminals not to do their business in Davao City.
Same goes to PS Supt. Dela Rosa, our local police and the Manila police who were also present during the rescue mission.
Davao City’s slogan, “Life Is Here” , is NOT applicable to criminals. 🙂
Lea C. Walker