Dabawenyos condemned the killing of a Chinese-Filipino registered nurse and urged Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to immediately act on the killing using his "iron fist", says a report from Sun Star.
23-year old Marjorie Kwan was on her way home to RGA Village, Paciano Bangoy, Davao City, when shot dead by riding in tandem gunmen around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Witnesses said Kwan refused to surrender her bag to the gunmen, prompting one of the suspects to shoot her. The victim succumbed to four gunshot wounds in her hand, chest, back and head.
A Facebook page calling "Justice for Marjorie Kwan" was created on Facebook to condemn the killing and call justice for the slain nurse. Several Dabawenyos also called on Duterte to immediately address the issue.
Some nurses also feared of their lives following the killing of their colleague in a broad daylight.
Police said on Sunday they already have the identity of the suspects, but refused to reveal them pending further investigation.
More than 800 criminals already died in Davao City for the past decade. Many of the killings of criminals were attributed to the Davao Death Squad.
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) even conducted an inquiry regarding the summary killings in the city. No less than then CHR Commissioner Leila de Lima conducted the probe but nothing was achieved by the inquiry, which the elder Duterte said was more aimed at pinning him down than finding out the truth.
Davao City Police Office chief Senior Superintendent Ronald dela Rosa said Dabawenyos' call for the blood of criminals is understandable, but added it is even not enough payment for the loss of innocent lives.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, meanwhile, said she never favors vigilante killings but she will not be surprised if the summary killings against criminals would again rise.
"I don't push for vigilante killings but if it happens, I would not be surprised," the mayor said.