AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel Piñol condemned Wednesday the killing of eight fishermen in Siromon Island off Zamboanga the other day and vowed all-out government efforts to find justice for them.
In a statement, Piñol said he has recommended to President Rodrigo Duterte assistance for the victims’ families.
The Agriculture chief said he would also personally visit them this weekend.
The eight slain fishermen were found tied in their boat after several of their colleagues had reported to the local Coast Guard that five armed men boarded their boats and ordered them to bow, and then started shooting.
The survivors said they jumped into the sea and swam to the nearest shore. (SDR/Sunnex)