Students from the Ateneo de Davao University cannot help but shed tears while remembering the Roxas Night Market blast. Photo by Dar Abarcar.

By Patricia Marie A. Suarez

The Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) organized a Community Prayer Vigil last September 5 for the victims of the Roxas Night Market blast that claimed 14 lives and left 67 people injured.

The event began with a mass at 4 p.m. at the Our Lady of the Assumption chapel. University President Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ presided the Holy Mass.

Dexter Villarosa, SAMAHAN Secretary General led the candle vigil at the open space between Martin Hall and Community Center.

Students, faculty, staff and guests lit their white candle in memory of all those who died in the blast. They also took turns offering flowers in the blast site and to the statue of Our Lady of the Assumption, which is now a memorial shrine, a permanent fixture symbolizing Davao City’s prayer for peace for the Roxas bombing incident.

Davao City Councilor Mary Joselle D. Villafuerte, representing Mayor Sarah Duterte, visited the peace memorial with Jeremy S. Eliab, General Assistant to the President of AdDU.

For more photos, visit the Ateneo de Davao University Gallery here.



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