Davao Airport Bombing

Another bombing in Mindanao, this time right outside Davao Airport. Among the dead is William Hyde, an American Baptist missionary.

Davao is a beautiful little town, notable for beautiful native crafts and the constantly wafting fragrance of durian. It would be an idyllic and peaceful vacation spot were it not for the violence of various rebel groups. Last time I passed through there was in the summer of 1999, for a company outing to Pearl Farm. I still wear my Davao-made “Durian Republic” souvenir t-shirt to this day.