In a statement released by the White House, National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said the US “stands ready to provide assistance to the investigation.”
“The United States offers deep condolences to the families and other loved ones of the victims of the explosion in the Philippines’ Davao City, and our thoughts and prayers are with the injured,” Price said in his statement.
“We understand that local authorities continue to investigate the cause of the explosion in the night market, and the United States stands ready to provide assistance to the investigation,” he added.
Price said US President Barack Obama will personally offer his condolences to President Duterte in their scheduled meeting on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Laos next week.
“The President will have an opportunity to offer his personal condolences to President Duterte next week, when the two leaders plan to meet on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Laos,” the NSC spokesman said.
US Ambassador Philip Goldberg also offered his “deepest condolences” on Twitter.
“Australia remains steadfast in our support for the Philippines in response to terrorism, and stands ready to offer any assistance to law enforcement authorities,” Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement.
While Australia has not issued a new travel advice for the Philippines, Bishop said “Australians in Davao should exercise heightened vigilance, avoid the affected area and follow the advice of local authorities.”
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, “I cannot help feeling indignation to learn that a bombing incident by terrorism caused numerous casualties in Davao City where Your Excellency (Duterte) served as the mayor for many years.”
“Such terrorist attacks will never be allowed whatever the reason is. I firmly condemn it,” Abe said in a message to President Duterte.
“Japan stands with the Philippines when Your Excellency and people of the Philippines are overcoming this difficulty in solidarity,” he said.
Japanese foreign minister Fumio Kishida said he was “deeply shocked to learn” of the deaths caused by the terror attack.
“I firmly condemn this terrorist act in the strongest terms,” Kishida said.
“I would like to express my strong solidarity to the Philippine government and people,” he said in a statement.
“In this time of difficulties, Japan stands with the Philippines. Japan will continue to closely cooperate with the Philippines in tackling terrorism,” he added.