DAVAO CITY—Mayor Sara Duterte thanked and praised the men behind Task Force Davao for their sacrifices to ensure the city is peaceful and safe.
Speaking during TF Davao’s 14th founding anniversary, “Mayor Inday” took note of the anti-terror unit’s vital role in maintaining the city’s peace and order.
“The ultimate challenge is to mark years of living peacefully and freely, and that is something that we should always strive to attain,” she said.
Speaking with the media, the mayor noted she expected only the best from the anti-terror group.
“Keep Davao City peaceful and terror-free,” she said, referring to her order to TF Davao. “We do not seek perfection, but we do expect them to do their best.”
TF Davao was created on April 16, 2003, in response to a series of bombings in the city.
“I’d like to personally extend my gratitude to the men on the ground, those who stayed in the streets under the heat of the sun or even in pouring rain, all weather you are there just to ensure that Davaoeños are living peacefully and freely,” Duterte said.
She said her trust in TF Davao remained and she always expected it to perform its task – to maintain peace in the city by preventing terrorists from coming in.
She also distributed gift certificates to the group’s members as a simple token of the city government for their hard work for the city.
Task Force Davao Commander Col. Erwin Bernard Neri also thanked the Mayor for her continued support and trust in the anti-terror unit.
“Everything that is happening right now, the peace and order that we have is because of the support of our city mayor,” Neri said.