MANILA—The camp of PDP-LABAN standard bearer Rodrigo Duterte has condemned the spate of violent attacks involving followers of the Davao City mayor.
“We condemn to the highest degree the rise of threats and attacks on followers of Presidential frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte as the May 9 election approaches,” Duterte’s spokesperson Peter Laviña said.
He made this statement after the Duterte camp received reports that the black Isuzu Crosswind of Dr. X, a radio block timer and a Duterte supporter, was peppered with bullets just after he disembarked from it outside Charm Radio, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte at around 8:00 a.m. Monday.
Reports said the perpetrators, hid their faces with block bonnets, were riding in tandem.
“We have also received reports that metal spikes were placed on some roads in Camiguin where the Byaheng Du30 caravan is conducting campaign activities for Mayor Duterte,” he added.
The caravan, which came from Bohol, went directly to a PDP Laban rally where Inday Sara Duterte, daughter of Mayor Dutete, thanked the supporters of her father and urged those who are still undecided to vote for the Duterte-Cayetano tandem.
At the rally, Duterte supporters told the team to watch out for spikes as several were found on the road where they are going to pass.
One of the caravan drivers who saw the spikes said they were at least two inches wide.
“We expect more attacks and threats to come as the day of reckoning approaches. It is one thing to bully us on social media and other fronts, quite another to actually attack us physically,” Laviña said.